Accurate Calculation of the Natural Frequencies of Reticulated and Solid Cylindrical Composite Shells
There are hundreds models of reticulated structures including the squared reticulated cylindrical shells. It is considered as comprising of a number of circumferential and longitudinal rods. Analytical governing equation for natural frequencies has been derived for this type of structures and to verify the validity of solutions, Finite Element Method (FEM) is used. The comparison of results demonstrate close agreement between analytical and FE solutions. Also a comparison is preformed between a reticulated and equivalent solid hollow cylinder shell. The equivalent solid hollow cylinder has equal weight, length and outer diameter with the squared reticulated cylindrical shell. This comparison shows that the natural frequencies of squared reticulated shells are lower than the hollow solid cylinders.
A. H. Hashemian et al., "Accurate Calculation of the Natural Frequencies of Reticulated and Solid Cylindrical Composite Shells", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 4598-4606, 2012