PlateMesh© is a pre/post processer that determines the Eigenvalue for a rectangular plate. The program uses the open source CalculiX solver. It is a feature rich program for plate buckling analysis, addressing nearly all scenarios. A demo video is available below.

Some of the capabilities are:

  • Mesh density control and the option to use 4-noded and 8-noded quad elements
  • Any combination of Nx, Ny, Nxy and also in-plane moments
  • Any combination of edge supports (4 edges) that can be free, simple, or clamped
  • Isotropic, Orthotropic, and Composites materials are supported
  • Transverse shear stiffness effects
  • Curvature may be defined in both directions
  • Visual display of the buckled mode shape