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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 291478, 9 pages
Review Article

Review of a Few Selected Theories of Plates in Bending

Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India

Received 1 May 2014; Revised 17 July 2014; Accepted 31 July 2014; Published 29 October 2014

Academic Editor: Tso-Liang Teng

Copyright © 2014 Kaza Vijayakumar. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The author’s recent investigations on plate theories form the basis to review development of plate theories. In spite of several review articles on plate theories reported in the literature, the present work is essentially due to Jemielita’s inspiring article (1993). It is shown that methods of analysis based on vertical displacement as domain variable deal with solution of associated torsion problem in bending of plates. It is essential to use vertical displacement as face variable instead of domain variable in proper analysis of bending problems.