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### Plate Loading over Central Rectangular Area

Flat Rectangular Plate Uniform Loading over Central Rectangular Area Stress Equation and Calculator.

NOTATION: The notation applies with the following modifications: a and b refer to plate dimensions, and when used as subscripts for stress, they refer to the stresses in directions parallel to the sides a and b, respectively. s is a bending stress which is positive when tensile on the bottom and compressive on the top if loadings are considered vertically downward.

Preview: Flat Rectangular Plate Stress and Deflection Load Applied at Center Calculator

Stress at CenterWhere Total Force/Load Applied:

Symbols used:

W = Total applied load or force (N, lbs)

v = Poisson’s ratio (assumed to be 0.3)

t = plate thickness, (m, in)

a = plate length, (m, in)

b = plate width, (m, in)

a_{1} = plate length, (m, in)

b_{1} = plate width, (m, in)

σ _{max} = maximum stress, (N/m^{2}, lbs/in^{2})

Tables for β

Reference:

Roarks Formulas for Stress and Strain, 7th Edition