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A circular plate of radius *r* and thickness *t* with clamped edges is subjected to a uniform load *q* that covers the entire plate. The plate material has a Poisson's ratio of **0.3** and a Young's modulus of *E*. The central deflection parameter, , is plotted against the load parameter, , in Figure (2.7) and found to agree with the analytical solution presented in [270]. The magnitude of the central deflection was significantly reduced when large deflection effects were included.

**Figure 2.7:** Linear and Nonlinear Deflection of a Circular Plate |

*A. Zeiny*

*2000-09-06*