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On the Free Vibration and the Buckling Analysis of Laminated Composite Beams Subjected to Axial Force and End Moment: A Dynamic Finite Element Analysis

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posted on 23.02.2022, 21:24 authored by Seyed Mohammad HashemiSeyed Mohammad Hashemi, Mir Tahmaseb Kashani
This work presents the bending–torsion coupled free vibration analysis of prestressed, layered composite beams subjected to axial force and end moment using the traditional finite element method (FEM) and dynamic finite element (DFE) techniques. Current trends in the literature, in terms of different types of modeling techniques and constraints, were briefly examined. The Galerkin-type weighted residual method was applied to convert the coupled differential equations of motion into a discrete problem using a polynomial interpolation function in the finite element method. In the dynamic finite element method, trigonometric shape functions were implemented to describe the equations in terms of nodal displacements. The eigenvalue problem resulting from the discretization along the length of the beam was solved in order to determine the system’s natural frequencies and modes. The results, showing the effects of axial load, end moment, and combined loading on natural frequencies, are discussed and are followed by some concluding remarks.


Support provided by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program, and Ryerson University is acknowledged.