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 Volume 6, Issue 3 (March 2019), Pages: 23-26


 Original Research Paper

 Title: Derivation of simplified model governing behavior of Mindlin plate with elastic support traversed by partially distributed moving load

 Author(s): Michael C. Agarana 1, 2, *, Esther T. Akinlabi 2, Olasunmbo O. Agboola 1


 1Department of Mathematics, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
 2Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

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The practical importance of dynamic response of elements of structures such as plates when load moves on them cannot be overemphasized in both engineering and applied sciences. The dynamic behavior of an elastic plate resting on a subgrade and traversed by uniform partially distributed moving load is considered in this paper and its simplified governing equations derived. The elastic plate is Mindlin rectangular plate. In particular, the model governing such moving load problem is simplified analytically. The simplified governing model derived is easier to handle. Numerical methods can easily be applied to this simplified model and a lot of computational time is saved. 

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 Keywords: Mindlin plates, Simplified model, Moving load, Elastic support

 Article History: Received 7 July 2018, Received in revised form 10 December 2018, Accepted 5 January 2019


This research was fully supported by Covenant University and University of Johannesburg. A special acknowledgment to Professor Gbadeyan, J.A. and Professor Akinlabi, E.T. for their constructive suggestions that improved this work during the development of this paper. 

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 Conflict of interest:  The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


 Agarana MC, Akinlabi ET, and Agboola OO (2019). Derivation of simplified model governing behavior of Mindlin plate with elastic support traversed by partially distributed moving load. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 6(3): 23-26

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