Finite element method for nonlinear free vibrations of composite plates

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-166
Journal / PublicationAIAA Journal
Volume35
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

A multimode time-domain modal formulation based on the finite element method for large-amplitude free vibration of thin composite plates is presented. Accurate frequency-maximum deflection relations can be predicted for the fundamental and the higher nonlinear modes. A modal participation is defined, and accurate and convergent frequencies can be determined with minimum number of linear modes. A procedure for the selection of initial conditions for periodic plate response is presented. Convergence of frequency with gridwork refinement and number of linear modes is studied. The classical single-mode elliptic function frequency solutions for simply supported beams and square plates are assessed. Examples of orthotropic and composite plates are given, and the characteristics of nonlinear response are studied.

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Finite element method for nonlinear free vibrations of composite plates. / Shi, Yucheng; Lee, Raymond Y.Y.; Mei, Chuh.

In: AIAA Journal, Vol. 35, No. 1, 1997, p. 159-166.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal