In this paper, wave vibration analysis of axially loaded bending-torsion coupled composite beam structures is presented. It includes the effects of axial force, shear deformation, and rotary inertia; namely, it is for an axially loaded composite Timoshenko beam. The study also includes the material coupling between the bending and torsional modes of deformations that is usually present in laminated composite beam due to ply orientation. From a wave standpoint, vibrations propagate, reflect, and transmit in a structure. The transmission and reflection matrices for various discontinuities on an axially loaded materially coupled composite Timoshenko beam are derived. Such discontinuities include general point supports, boundaries, and changes in section. The matrix relations between the injected waves and externally applied forces and moments are also derived. These matrices can be combined to provide a concise and systematic approach to vibration analysis of axially loaded materially coupled composite Timoshenko beams or complex structures consisting of such beam components. The systematic approach is illustrated through numerical examples for which comparative results are available in the literature.
Free and Forced Wave Vibration Analysis of Axially Loaded Materially Coupled Composite Timoshenko Beam Structures
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Mei, C. (April 18, 2005). "Free and Forced Wave Vibration Analysis of Axially Loaded Materially Coupled Composite Timoshenko Beam Structures." ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. December 2005; 127(6): 519–529. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2128643
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