Effects of changes in curvatures on the natural characteristics of curved structures

Hu, B., Xing, J.T. and Shenoi, R.A. (2007) Effects of changes in curvatures on the natural characteristics of curved structures. In, MARSTRUCT 2007: 1st International Conference on Marine Structures: Advancements in Marine Structures, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 12 - 14 Mar 2007. London, UK, Taylor & Francis9pp, 177-185.


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This paper presents the effects of curvature on the natural dynamic characteristics of curved beams and strips. Non-dimensional governing equations for curved beams, in which the curvature is taken as a function of the length of the arch, are derived. Numerical results show that curvature affects the natural dynamic behaviour of curved beams significantly. Different types of curvature show different impacts on the natural dynamic behaviour. Examples illustrate that the effect of curvature is also strongly related to the boundary conditions. Numerical models are then extended to two-dimensional curved strips. Lateral vibration is investigated and additional features due to changes of curvature are revealed. The analysis is further developed to model the curved laminated composite beams.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBNs: 9780415437257 (hardback)
0415437253 (hardback)
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Keywords: vibration of curved structures, curved beam, shell vibration, effects of curvature on natural frequency, composit structures, natural vibration, asymptotic analysis
Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 46075
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
12 March 2007Published
November 2006Submitted
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:21
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/46075

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