Paper Title
Variation of Thickness on Finite Grid Solution of Rectangular Plate Deformations for Bending

The finite grid method was developed to determine deformation of rectangular thin plates subjected to external load, perpendicular direction to the plane, provides a great advantage considering the flexible boundary conditions and external loading. Elastic thin plates are used in many engineering structures. In this study, the maximum deflection values of thin rectangular plates were calculated by finite grid method and other solution methods were compared with the analytical solutions as case study. The analyzes are determined by Sap2000 and Ansys Workbench with difficulties in case of complicate plate problems for mathematical modeling. It is noted that the method is a powerful preferable method for complex plate bending problems with thickness variations that provides small error rates. Keywords - Plate Bending, Thickness Effect, Finite Grid Method.