Analysis for Vibration of Laminated Shallow Shells with Non-Uniform Curvature


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Despite a large number of technical papers on vibration of composite shallow shells, all the previous papers have dealt with shallow shells with uniform curvature to avoid difficulty in the analysis. Recent composite products, however, require various surface designs of thin panels from the viewpoint of industrial design, for example, in the fender and door panel designs of commercial vehicles. The present study proposes an analytical method to deal with vibration of shallow shells with non-uniform curvature. An interpolating function is introduced to represent the required surface shape and the corresponding curvature is derived as a function of the position (x,y). The obtained curvature is substituted into the total potential energy of the shell, and the procedure is shown to derive a frequency equation in the Ritz method. Numerical examples clarifies the effects of non- uniform curvature on the natural frequencies and mode shapes.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 334-335)

Edited by:

J.K. Kim, D.Z. Wo, L.M. Zhou, H.T. Huang, K.T. Lau and M. Wang




D. Narita and Y. Narita, "Analysis for Vibration of Laminated Shallow Shells with Non-Uniform Curvature", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 334-335, pp. 85-88, 2007

Online since:

March 2007