Vibrational analysis of sandwich beams

Sharan, Alankar and Kumar, Atul (2008) Vibrational analysis of sandwich beams. BTech thesis.



The project report deals first with the brief introduction on composites and theiz types and uses. Then it explains about the vibration of sandwich beams. The consistent higher-order dynamic formulation for foam-type (soft) core sandwich beams was extended to the case of composite sandwich plates. Eight dynamic governing equations and the corresponding boundary conditions were derived through the application of Hamilton’s principle. The extended formulation was applied to the free vibration analysis of soft-core and honeycomb-core sandwich plates with anti-symmetric and symmetric lay-ups. The vibration results for the thin and thick composite sandwich plates obtained using the extended formulation were consistent with the predictions of the higher order mixed layer wise theory for laminated and sandwich plates. To simplify the formulation for the case of symmetric sandwich plates, the general dynamic formulation was decoupled into two systems of equations representing symmetric and anti-symmetric vibrations. The numerical study demonstrates the importance of the present formulation for the prediction of higher
mode vibration response of composite sandwich plates.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hybrid composites,
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Machine Design
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:4173
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:20 Jun 2012 11:02
Last Modified:20 Jun 2012 11:02
Supervisor(s):Behera, R K

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