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Free Vibration of Buckled Laminated Plates by Finite Element Method

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Le-Chung Shiau, Teng-Yuan Wu

Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 70101 R.O.C

J. Vib. Acoust 119(4), 635-640 (Oct 01, 1997) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2889774 History: Received April 01, 1995; Revised December 01, 1995; Online February 26, 2008

Abstract

Free vibration behavior of buckled composite plates are studied by using a high precision triangular plate element. This element is developed based on a simplified high order plate theory and von Kármán large deformation assumptions. The nonlinear governing equations of motion for the plates is linearized into two sets of equations by assuming small amplitude vibration of the laminates about its buckled static equilibrium profile. Results show that, in the postbuckling regime, the fundamental mode may be shifted from the first mode to the second due to squeezing effect of the in-plane force on the plate. For plate with certain boundary conditions, the natural frequency may have a sudden jump due to buckle pattern change of the plate in the postbuckling regime.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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