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Vibration of delaminated multilayer beams

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The free vibration of delaminated multilayer beams is analyzed. Both the ‘free mode’ and ‘constrained mode’ analyses in the study of delamination vibration are used. Two parameters are introduced, namely, the normalized axial stiffness and the normalized bending stiffness. These parameters provide a better insight on the vibration behavior of the delaminated beam. A relative slenderness ratio specific for delamination vibration is further introduced, which is shown to influence the vibration behavior of the beam. Global, mixed and local vibration modes occur depending upon the relative slenderness ratio of the beam. In addition, for three-layer beams with double delaminations, the lower and upper bounds of the natural frequency are obtained by assuming a totally ‘free’ and totally ‘constrained’ deformations of the delaminated layers. These bounds are easy to compute and provide useful approximations.

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Della, Christian N. and Shu, Dongwei (2006) Vibration of delaminated multilayer beams Composites Part B: Engineering, 37, (2-3), pp. 227-236. (doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2005.05.006).

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Submitted date: 2 August 2004
Published date: March 2006
Keywords: layered structures, vibration, delamination, mechanical properties, slenderness ratio
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 50336
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50336
ISSN: 1359-8368
PURE UUID: c9512de6-24d6-4968-826c-7f4874641189

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Date deposited: 18 Feb 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:53

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Author: Christian N. Della
Author: Dongwei Shu

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