This paper contains a solution of von Kármán’s equations for a uniformly loaded, simply supported circular plate. The method used to obtain the solution is the perturbation procedure. Series expansions for the deflection and stresses in the plate are obtained. The legitimacy of these expansions is demonstrated in the Appendix. Critical values of stress and deflection are presented in graphical form. Furthermore, tables of coefficients for the afore-mentioned series are presented if anyone desires to extend the results which are presented here.

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