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Title: A semi-infinite plate on an elastic foundation
Authors: Nevel, D. E.
Keywords: Ice
Ice sheets
Elastic foundations
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Research report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 136.
Description: Research Report
Summary: The solution of the problem of a semi-infinite plate on an elastic foundation is presented. This problem occurs when a load is applied near the edge of a floating ice sheet. The equations are evaluated for an edge load, and the results given in graphical form for the following: a.) The maximum deflection which occurs at the edge under the load, b.) The moment which causes the initial cracking of the plate, c.) The distance from the edge that the circumferential crack will occur, d.) The moment that causes the circumferential crack. The same method of solution can be applied to an infinite strip on an elastic foundation with any combination of simple, rigid, or free support at the edges.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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