Axisymmetric motions of a circular elastic plate are considered here according to the Poisson-Kirchhoff plate theory. A concentric ring loading of arbitrary time dependence is examined and used to construct solutions for a concentrated central load and for a uniform pressure loading. The boundary of the plate is considered to be elastically built-in in a manner that prevents transverse edge motion and provides a restoring edge moment linearly related to edge rotation. Thus, limiting cases are a clamped plate and a simply supported plate. Finally, a discussion relating this work to the integral-transform approach of Sneddon is presented to enable physical interpretation and generalization of his approach.

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