Analysis of Continuous Bending of Thin Plates in Rubber Pad Bending
In the present work the elastic bending of thin plate resting on rubber pad has been analyzed. The governing differential equations have been derived. An analytical solution to these equations has been presented. In addition numerical solution to these equations has also been worked out by using finite difference method. An equation has been derived to estimate the indentation depth of plate at the onset of plastic bending of the plate in terms of the process parameters. The analytical solution has then been verified by experimental results.
J.R. Duflou, R. Clarke, M. Merklein, F. Micari, B. Shirvani and K. Kellens
M. Mehrara and M. J. Nategh, "Analysis of Continuous Bending of Thin Plates in Rubber Pad Bending", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 473, pp. 145-150, 2011