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In this research statics analysis of circular plates is performed using SolidWorks.

Circular plates with different material properties, thickness to radius ratios, and boundary conditions under mechanical loads are modeled and analyzed in SolidWorks.

The results are obtained for deflections of circular plates under uniform and point loads.

A three-dimensional (3D) model of circular plates is first created in SolidWorks. Then the material properties, mechanical loads and boundary conditions are defined for the plate.

It is found deflection of plates is depended on magnitude of mechanical loads, geometrical parameters, boundary conditions and material properties. Responses of SolidWorks for deflections of plates versus loads are obtained and shown in figures. The effects of boundary conditions, geometrical parameters, material properties and mechanical loads on deflection of plates is investigated. Furthermore, equilibrium equation of circular plates under load is obtained by writing equilibrium condition for an element of circular plate under mechanical loads.


This poster was presented at the 31st Semi-Annual Honors and Undergraduate Research Scholars Poster Presentation at New York City College of Technology, Dec. 4, 2019. Mentor: Prof. Farhad Alinaghizadeh (Civil Engineering and Construction Management Technology).