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Re: Westergaard Chart for Membrane Stresses in Thin Rectangular Plates..

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On Apr 2, 2010, at 12:02 PM, David Merrick, Structural Engineer, Merrick Group wrote:

As is the problem with most plate equation references, there are ways to add supports with linear and rotational stiffnesses which might actually be practical now, with the use of excel or MathCad.

That EM-27 finite difference approach is a natural for Excel/VBA. Best of all there are plenty of worked examples for checking your code.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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