Masters Theses

Abstract

"The purpose of this study was to conduct a model study of a folded plate roof in order to determine the feasability [sic] of using model studies as a method of design. Dimensional analysis was used to derive prediction equations for determining the stresses in two prototype structures, when the stresses in the model were known. One model and two prototype folded plate roofs were constructed of plexiglas [sic]. SR-4 strain gages were attached to the structures and strain readings taken as a uniform vertical load was applied in increments. From the strains the stresses at various points in the folded plates were computed. The analytical, predicted, and experimental stresses were compared for the two prototypes. It was found that the predicted and experimental stress values agreed within 13% at the center of the roof, but near the boundaries of the structure the deviation was much more variable"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Senne, Joseph H.

Committee Member(s)

Walters, Frank Garnett
Munger, Paul R.
Hansen, Peter G., 1927-2010

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1965

Pagination

viii, 57 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 36-37).

Rights

© 1965 Graham G. Sutherland, III, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Folded plate structures
Plates (Engineering)
Roofs
Strains and stresses

Thesis Number

T 1802

Print OCLC #

6255253

Electronic OCLC #

805700566

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