# SS-V: 1030 Simply Supported Thin Plate

Test No. VS04Obtain the displacement at the center of a simple supported thin plate for concentrated load and uniform pressure load.

## Definition

A square plate simply supported on four edges (Figure 1) is subjected to the following loads (Figure 2):

- uniform pressure
- concentrated load

The units are IPS.

Because solid model is used, boundary conditions on supported edges are applied along middle lines of these edges (Figure 3).

**Properties****Value**- Modulus of Elasticity
- 1.7472e+7 psi
- Poisson's Ratio
- 0.3

## Results

Theory (Kirchoff's Plate Bending Model) | SimSolid | % Difference | |
---|---|---|---|

Uniform load | 4.0620E-06 | 4.0700E-06 | 0.20% |

Point load | 1.1600E-05 | 1.1610E-05 | 0.09% |

^{1}MacNeal, R.H., and Harder, R.L., A Proposed Standard Set of Problems to Test Finite Element Accuracy, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 1 (1985) 3-20.