A spectral-Tchebychev solution for three-dimensional dynamics of curved beams under mixed boundary conditions
Bediz, Bekir and Aksoy, Serdar (2018) A spectral-Tchebychev solution for three-dimensional dynamics of curved beams under mixed boundary conditions. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 413 . pp. 26-40. ISSN 0022-460X (Print) 1095-8568 (Online)
This is the latest version of this item.
Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2017.10.006
This paper presents the application of the spectral-Tchebychev (ST) technique for solution of three-dimensional dynamics of curved beams/structures having variable and arbitrary cross-section under mixed boundary conditions. To accurately capture the vibrational behavior of curved structures, a three-dimensional (3D) solution approach is required since these structures generally exhibit coupled motions. In this study, the integral boundary value problem (IBVP) governing the dynamics of the curved structures is found using extended Hamilton's principle where the strain energy is expressed using 3D linear elasticity equation. To solve the IBVP numerically, the 3D spectral Tchebychev (3D-ST) approach is used. To evaluate the integral and derivative operations defined by the IBVP and to render the complex geometry into an equivalent straight beam with rectangular cross-section, a series of coordinate transformations are applied. To validate and assess the performance of the presented solution approach, two case studies are performed: (i) curved beam with rectangular cross-section, (ii) curved and pretwisted beam with airfoil cross-section. In both cases, the results (natural frequencies and mode shapes) are also found using a finite element (FE) solution approach. It is shown that the difference in predicted natural frequencies are less than 1%, and the mode shapes are in excellent agreement based on the modal assurance criteria (MAC) analyses; however, the presented spectral-Tchebychev solution approach significantly reduces the computational burden. Therefore, it can be concluded that the presented solution approach can capture the 3D vibrational behavior of curved beams as accurately as an FE solution, but for a fraction of the computational cost.
Available Versions of this Item
Repository Staff Only: item control page