In this note the problem indicated in the title is solved in closed form on the basis of the classical small-deflection theory. As the problem is directly related to the stress analysis of tube sheets in heat exchangers, the present investigation also constitutes the preliminary step of a more exact analysis of the latter problem. Results of numerical examples are presented showing the influence of a tensile force in the middle plane and the rotation-resisting capability of the foundation on the deflection and bending moment of a uniformly loaded circular plate, either simply supported or clamped.

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