A spectral-Tchebychev solution technique for determining vibrational behavior of thick plates having arbitrary geometry

Bediz, Bekir (2018) A spectral-Tchebychev solution technique for determining vibrational behavior of thick plates having arbitrary geometry. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 432 . pp. 272-289. ISSN 0022-460X (Print) 1095-8568 (Online)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2018.06.040


This paper presents a new approach, referred to here as the two-dimensional spectral-Tchebychev (2D-ST) technique, to predict the dynamics of thick plates having arbitrary geometries under different boundary conditions. The integral boundary value problem governing the dynamics of plate-like structures is obtained using the Mindlin plate theory and following an energy-based approach. To solve the boundary value problem numerically, a spectral-Tchebychev based solution technique is developed. To simplify the calculation of integral and derivative operations and thus to increase the numerical efficiency of the solution approach, a one-to-one coordinate mapping technique is used to map the arbitrary geometry onto an equivalent rectangular in-plane shape of the plate. The proposed solution technique is applied to various different plate problems to assess the accuracy and show the applicability of the technique. In each case, the convergence of the solution is analyzed, and the predicted (non-dimensional) natural frequencies are compared to those found in the literature or to those found using finite elementmodeling. It is shown that the calculated natural frequencies converge exponentially with increasing number of Tchebychev polynomials used and are in excellent agreementwith those found in the literature and found form a finite elements solution. Therefore, it is concluded that the presented spectral-Tchebychev solution technique can accurately and efficiently capture the dynamics of thick plates having arbitrary geometries. Furthermore, the utility of the 2D-ST is demonstrated by comparing the results obtained using a three-dimensional solution approach.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Thick plates; Mindlin plate theory; First-order shear deformation; Spectral method; Tchebychev polynomials
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ170-179 Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics
ID Code:34959
Deposited By:Bekir Bediz
Deposited On:17 Aug 2018 10:12
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 14:56

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