Vibration analysis of laminated composite cylindrical panels via a meshfree approach

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-180
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


In this paper, the free vibration of laminated composite cylindrical panels is solved by the meshfree (meshless) approach. The reproducing kernel particle approximation is employed to model the two-dimensional displacement functions. The effects of the particle distribution and the size of the domain of influence, on the convergence behavior, are studied. This study examines in detail the effects of different boundary conditions on the frequency characteristics of the cylindrical panels. The effects of the curvature of the cylindrical panels as well as the lamination scheme, on the frequencies of the panels, are also investigated. The present results are verified by comparison against results available in the open literature, with very good agreement being attained. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Boundary conditions, Cylindrical panels, Free vibration analysis, Laminated composite, Meshless method, Particle distribution