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Stress and displacement analysis of perforated circular plates

Mustafa Halûk Saraçoğlu, Fethullah Uslu, Uğur Albayrak



Critical deflection and stress values of perforated circular plates under loads has an important role on the design criteria. For the perforated circular plates, the basic problem is determining how they have a perforation schema for the most suitable design. For this purpose, 10 different perforated circular plate models were presented and their static analysis was studied. All of the models have the same open area percentage but different number of holes. In this way, it was more convenient to compare the results. The circular plates were analyzed under their self-weight and uniformly distributed load with different nine thickness to diameter ratios obtained based on Classical Plate Theory. In addition, two set of analyses have been performed on the circular plates for fixed supported and simply supported boundary conditions. As an example, for the 6th model critical displacement and stress values under self-weight and under uniformly distributed load are investigated in detail. Designers of perforated circular plates can use the graphics presented in this study. The present study also purposes the shape optimization of thin circular perforated plates with round and staggered holes.


displacement; finite element method; perforated circular plates; static analysis; stress

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