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Response of Circular Plates Resting on Homogeneous and Isotropic Halfspace

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This paper presents an analysis of circular plates resting on homogeneous, isotropic and elastic halfspace using the finite element method. Emphasis is given to modeling the nonlinear behavior of interface between plate and halfspace using a special interface/joint element. Parametric studies have been performed to assess the effects of several important factors.

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