Large Amplitude Thermo-Mechanical Vibration Analysis of Asymmetrically Laminated Composite Beams
In this paper, simple analytical expression is presented for large amplitude thermo-mechanical free vibration analysis of asymmetrically laminated composite beams. Euler-Bernoulli assumptions together with Von Karman's strain-displacement relation are employed to derive the nonlinear governing partial differential equation (PDE) of motion. He's variational method is employed to obtain a simple and efficient approximate closed form solution of the nonlinear governing equation. Comparison between results of the present work and those available in literature shows the accuracy of presented technique. Some new results for the nonlinear natural frequencies of the laminated beams such as the effect of vibration amplitude, lay-up configuration and thermal loading are presented for future references.
S.M. Sapuan, F. Mustapha, D.L. Majid, Z. Leman, A.H.M. Ariff, M.K.A. Ariffin, M.Y.M. Zuhri, M.R. Ishak and J. Sahari
A. Fallah et al., "Large Amplitude Thermo-Mechanical Vibration Analysis of Asymmetrically Laminated Composite Beams", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 471-472, pp. 745-750, 2011