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Elastic Buckling Analysis of Uniaxially Compressed CCCC Stiffened Isotropic Plates
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Department of Civil Engineering, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, Nigeria
 
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Department of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Technlogy Owerri, P.M.B. 1526, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
 
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Department of Civil Engineering, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, P.M.B. 1010, Abakaliki, Nigeria
 
 
Online publication date: 2020-11-26
 
 
Publication date: 2020-12-01
 
 
International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering 2020;25(4):84–95
 
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This paper reports a research study that investigated buckling of stiffened rectangular isotropic plates elastically restrained along all the edges (CCCC) under uniaxial in-plane load, using the work principle approach. The stiffeners were assumed to be rigidly connected to the plate. Analyses for critical buckling of stiffened plates were carried out by varying parameters, such as the number of stiffeners, stiffness properties and aspect ratios. The study involved a theoretical derivation of a peculiar shape function by applying the boundary conditions of the plate on Taylor Maclaurin’s displacement function and substituted on buckling equation derived to obtain buckling solutions. The present solutions were validated using a trigonometric function in the energy method from previous works. Coefficients, K, were compared for various numbers of stiffeners and the maximum percentage difference obtained within the range of aspect ratios of 1.0 to 2.0 is shown in Figs 2 - 7. A number of numerical examples were presented to demonstrate the accuracy and convergence of the current solutions.
 
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