IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Mogire Philip, Dr.(Eng).G.N Mang’uriu, Prof.(Eng.) W.Oyawa
Analysis of curved plate elements requires a high computational effort to obtain a reliable solution for a buckling load for design purposes. Available programs are expensive to acquire and they need thorough knowledge for effective use. There is therefore need to code cheaper and accessible programs in line with using sustainable methods to better the livelihood of mankind. To address this issue a theory is formulated based on the Euler-Bernoulli beam model. This model is applicable to thin elements which include plate and membrane elements.