A Symbolic Simulator Platform for the Static Analysis of Thin Plates

Diogo M.S. Costa, Gonçalo M.S. Bernardo, Maria A.R. Loja


The integration of symbolic capabilities into a simulation platform devoted to the analysis of thin plates can provide a greater flexibility in the learning process as it enables to incorporate, to experiment and simulate more complex and user-defined characteristics. With the present work one has built a symbolic simulator for the study of the mechanical behavior of thin plates. These plates, with a rectangular/square basis geometric configuration, are simply supported along its four edges, and can be made from homogeneous or non-homogeneous materials. The capabilities of this platform are briefly illustrated through an illustrative case study.


Homogeneous and non-homogeneous materials; symbolic simulation platform; linear static analysis; thin plates

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International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE).ISSN: 1861-2121
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