An analytical method is presented to consider the vibration characteristics of high speed rotating rings. More specifically, a systematic approach based on an established solution for linear in-plane vibration of spinning annular disks is used to compute natural frequencies and mode shapes of rotating rings. The medium is considered to be homogenous, and elastic isotropic. The developed analytical solution is achieved by implementing the two-dimensional plane stress theory. The modal displacements and stresses at both inner and outer boundaries are determined, and the required boundary conditions are satisfied to obtain the frequency equation. The dimensionless natural frequencies for different modes, rotating speeds, and thickness ratios are computed. In addition, variations of dimensionless critical speeds for several circumferential wave numbers versus radius ratio of the ring are presented. The provided results are for the two different cases of clamped-free and free-free rings.

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