This spreadsheet calculates the allowable loading on steel floor plates in accordance with Pounder's Plate Theory for uniform loading and Roark's Formulae for center point loads( concentrated over a small circle of radius r). Encastre and Simply Supported plates are considered.
Steel Designers' Manual
All calculations are based on formulae found in Chapter 30, Pages 870-875, Steel Designers' Manual, 5th Edition.
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