Record number :
2411096
Title of article :
Theoretical, numerical, and experimental analyses of free vibrations of glass fiber reinforced polymer plates with central cutouts and free boundaries
Author/Authors :
- - نويسنده Department of Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Lavizan, Tehran, Iran Soleimanian Sina , - - نويسنده Malek Ashtar University of Technology Davar Ali , - - نويسنده Department of Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Lavizan, Tehran, Iran Azarafza Reza , - - نويسنده Department of Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Lavizan, Tehran, Iran Eskandari Jam Jafar , - - نويسنده Department of Mechanical Engineering, MalekAshtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran Zamani Mohammad Reza
Pages :
8
From page :
67
To page :
74
Abstract :
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Abstract :
This study explored the free vibration problem in relation to glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) plates with central cutouts and free boundaries using theoretical, experimental, and numerical methods. The theoretical formulations were derived from the classical lamination plate theory. The rectangular cutout was mathematically modeled into the stiffness matrix of the plate by multiplying Heaviside distribution functions. The theoretical values for the fundamental frequency were obtained by solving the standard eigenvalue problem, and the theoretical solution was validated by comparison to the literature. Modal testing was performed in the laboratory. For additional validation, the accuracy of theoretical and experimental results was checked using the finite element method and ABAQUS. The results of all three methods agreed; thus, the applicability of the Heaviside functions to stiffness modeling of structures with cutouts was proven. It was also observed that the fundamental frequency decreased when cutout size increased.
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