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Aluminum Plate (6061-T6) Floor Hatch Cover

Aluminum Plate (6061-T6) Floor Hatch Cover

Aluminum Plate (6061-T6) Floor Hatch Cover

Hoping someone can help me with this.    Can anyone give me a formula to calculate the maximum concentrated load on an aluminum hatch cover.    The cover being 36" square 3/8" thick and supported on four sides with a one inch bearing.

Thanks in advance.

RE: Aluminum Plate (6061-T6) Floor Hatch Cover

Check out Roarks "Stresses & strains" which gives formula for stress & deflection of plates.

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