In this paper we study the numerical computation of the compressed states of nonlinearly elastic anisotropic circular plates. The singular boundary value problem giving the compressed states depend parametrically on the applied pressure at the edge of the plate. We give a finite difference approximation of this problem and derive bounds for the global error by using the techniques of Brezzi, Rappaz and Raviart for the finite dimensional approximation of nonlinear problems. Some numerical results are given for a class of materials whose constitutive functions reflect the standard Poisson ratio effects. © 1989 Springer-Verlag.
- Subject Classification: AMS(MOS): 65N30, CR: G1.8