Formulation of Mindlin-Engesser model for stiffened plate vibration

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-353
Journal / PublicationComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Volume120
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1995
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

In this paper, a Mindlin-Engesser model is developed for the vibration analysis of moderately thick plates with arbitrarily oriented stiffeners. The theoretical derivation incorporates the Mindlin theory to account for the effects of transverse shear deformation and rotary inertia of plates, and the Engesser theory to account for the shear deformation of stiffeners with the inclusion of torsion effect. In the method of solution, the resulting energy functionals are minimized using the Ritz procedure with a set of admissible two-dimensional functions expressed in the form of simple polynomials. The key kinematic feature of these shape functions is that they are boundary oriented and no boundary losses are introduced as in discretization methods. With the aim of demonstrating the applicability and versatility of the method, numerical examples including plates of various shapes with arbitrarily oriented stiffeners are presented. Several findings and conclusions regarding the method have been highlighted and discussed. © 1995.

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Formulation of Mindlin-Engesser model for stiffened plate vibration. / Liew, K. M.; Xiang, Y.; Kitipornchai, S.; Meek, J. L.

In: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 120, No. 3-4, 02.1995, p. 339-353.

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