Free vibration of composite plates using symbolic algebra
Authors: Nomura, S.; Wang, B.P.
Source: Advanced Composite Materials, Volume 1, Number 2, 1991 , pp. 87-92(6)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Abstract:This paper proposes a unified analytical technique for free vibration of composite plates using symbolic algebra software. The Galerkin method with the combination of symbolic algebra software is used to manipulate polynomials that satisfy any given boundary conditions for the composite plate. The matrix elements to calculate natural frequencies are generated automatically retaining all the relevant parameters; thus, this method is particularly suitable for sensitivity analysis.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
Publication date: 1991-01-01