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14) to allow for the lateral constraint that is absent in a finite width bar because of its free sides. Hence, assuming that the mid-plane of the flat plate is located in the plane y = 0, that the plane wave travels purely in the x direction, and that the transverse vibration is defined by the displacement η in the y direction, Eq. 38) where m is now the mass per unit area of the plate and I is the second moment of area per unit width: I = h3 /12 for a plate of thickness h. We may replace Eh3 /12(1 − ν 2 ) by D, which may be termed the bending stiffness of the plate because the bending moment per unit width is given by M = −D∂ 2 η/∂x 2 .

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