Table 11: Comparison of the central deflections of thick moderately deep (R/a = 10) isotropic square (a = b = 1 m) saddle shaped simply supported (SS4) panels computed using the present analysis with their FEA (ABAQUS Solid Element) counterparts under uniform load (q0 = 100 MPa).
Central Transverse Displacement or Deflection (mm) |
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a/h |
5 |
10 |
FEA (ABAQUS) |
9.268 |
65.2 |
Present SS4 [97] |
9.328 |
62.98 |
Error = $\left|\frac{\mathrm{Pr}esen{t}_{}SS4-ABAQUS}{\mathrm{Pr}esen{t}_{}SS4}\right|100$ |
0.64% |
3.52% |