Non-Linear Vibration of a Delaminated Composite Beam
Certain results have been presented in this work on damped non-linear vibration of a delaminated composite beam. In order to investigate this problem the finite element method has been applied while for beam modelling higher order shear deformation beam finite elements have been used. The vibration of the beam has been investigated in the time domain and next the time series obtained from solving the non-linear equation of motion have been analysed in the frequency domain by using FFT. The vibration responses of the beam due to various harmonic excitations, at different delamination locations, and for different delamination lengths, together with changes in the dissipation of damping energy due to the delamination, have all been considered in the work.
W.M. Ostachowicz, J.M. Dulieu-Barton, K.M. Holford, M. Krawczuk and A. Zak
A. J. Żak "Non-Linear Vibration of a Delaminated Composite Beam ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 293-294, pp. 607-616, 2005