In this paper, we investigated the deflection coefficients of rectangular plates that are reinforced in the middle. For reinforced plates with three different aspect ratios and two types of boundary conditions (simply supported and clamped), we derived the deflection coefficients with respect to the elastic modulus ratio and the relative length of the inner plate using the least-squares method. We performed a finite element analysis of the models, and calculated the deflection coefficients of reinforced plates in terms of the deflection coefficients of simple (nonreinforced) plates. The results can be extended to various types of reinforced rectangular plates.
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