Free Vibration Analysis of a Multiple Layered Structure by the Transfer Influence Coefficient Method (3rd Report, Formulation for the Distributed Mass System)

Takahiro Kondou, Atsuo Sueoka, Katsuya Yamashita, Deok Hong Moon, Toshimi Kawamura

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This paper describes the general formulation for the in-plane flexural free vibration analysis of a multiple layered structure by the transfer influence coefficient method. The structure is modeled as a distributed mass system with lumped masses and lumped inertia moments, and massless linear and rotational springs. The present method does not require a change of fundamental algorithm but necessitates only substituting appropriately large values into the corresponding spring constants when intermediate elastic supports are many and very stiff. Boundary conditions are also easily controlled by the spring constants. Some devices are taken for high calculation accuracy and calculation speed. The occurrence mechanism and the simplified elimination of false roots involved in the frequency equation are discussed in the use of the bisection method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1948-1956
Number of pages9
Journaltransactions of the japan society of mechanical engineers series c
Issue number516
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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