Free vibration analysis of a thin plate structure in series by the transfer stiffness coefficient method

Yasuhiro Bonkobara, Takahiro Kondou, Takashi Ayabe

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Abstract

The transfer stiffness coefficient method is applied to a thin plate structure which is constructed by combining a number of rectangular plate elements in series. Each plate elements is equally divided into some rectangular fundamental elements, and is reconstructed by connecting the fundamental elements according to parallel and series transmission rules. In this process, the inner degrees of freedom of the plate element are completely eliminated by an efficient internal computation rule. An algorithm based on the present method is formulated for in-plain and bending free vibration analyses of a flat plate structure. The validity of the present algorithm concerning the computation efficiency, the computational accuracy and the memory requirement is confirmed by comparing the numerical computational results obtained by the transfer stiffness coefficient method with those obtained by applying the finite element method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2119-2126
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Volume71
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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