The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 42 (1964) > Issues > Issue 9 > An Investigation of Folded Plate Structures
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An Investigation of Folded Plate Structures

The present paper is concerned with the correlation between theoretical and experimental stresses in folded plate structures subjected to various types of load conditions. The author's theory for determining stresses in folded plate structures by using cylindrical shell theory is compared with experimental results for a typical folded plate structure, subjected to symmetrical and asymmetrical uniformly distributed loads. This theory is then compared with the work of Scordelis, who used elastic plate theory in his investigation of a plate structure subjected to line loads. Finally the converse problem, namely the stress analysis of a cylindrical shell by using a folded plate approximation, is investigated using the author's theory. J.E. Gibson