Studying a Buckling Behavior for Edge Cracked Plates Under Compression


In this work, the buckling behavior for edge cracked plates undercompression loading is studied considering the influence of the crack parameters(i.e. size, location and orientation), plate aspect ratio and plate boundaryconditions. The problem was solved numerically using finite element methodutilizing ANSYS software version11 .The obtained results show that the crackparameters as well as plate aspect ratio and plate boundary conditions areefficient factors on the buckling coefficient and corresponding nodal patterns ofsuch plates. The useful numerical results for buckling coefficients andcorresponding nodal patterns are displayed in figures. According to the author'sknowledge about the published literature on the buckling field, there is nospecific report on the nodal patterns results of such edge cracked plates.