Accurate vibration analysis of simply supported rhombic plates by considering stress singularities

C. S. Huang, O. G. McGee, A. W. Leissa, J. W. Kim

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This is the first known work which explicitly considers the bending stress singularities that occur in the two opposite, obtuse corner angles of simply supported rhombic plates undergoing free, transverse vibration. The importance of these singularities increases as the rhombic plate becomes highly skewed (i.e., the obtuse angles increase). The analysis is carried out by the Ritz method using a hybrid set consisting of two types of displacement functions, e.g., (1) algebraic polynomials and (2) corner functions accounting for the singularities in the obtuse corners. It is shown that the corner functions accelerate the convergence of solution, and that these functions are required if accurate solutions are to beobtained for highly skewed plates. Accurate nondimensional frequencies and normalized contours of the vibratory transverse displacement are presented for simply supported rhombic plates with skew angles ranging to 75 deg. (i.e., obtuse angles of 165 deg.). Frequency and mode shapes of isosceles and right triangular plates with all edges simply supported are also available from the data presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-251
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1995


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