An orthotropic-plate method for the analysis of double-bottom structures is presented. The method provides information on the deflection and deformation of the structure allowing for axial force, bending and shear. The influence of the cells distortion and shear lag is taken into account in the solution. Numerical examples show that the method provides solutions which are in agreement with more lengthy and expensive finite element studies.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Mechanics of Materials
- Metals and Alloys