Free vibration of functionally graded beams with arbitrary number of surface cracks


Aydin K.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MECHANICS A-SOLIDS, cilt.42, ss.112-124, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 42
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.euromechsol.2013.05.002
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MECHANICS A-SOLIDS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.112-124

Özet

Free vibration of beams made of functionally graded materials (FGMs) containing any arbitrary number of open edge cracks is studied. The study is based on Euler-Bernoulli beam and massless rotational springs connecting two intact segments of the beam. It is assumed that the material gradients follow exponential distribution through beam thickness direction. Frequency equations are obtained for flawed FGM beams with fixed-fixed, fixed-hinged, fixed-free, hinged-hinged, and spring-spring end boundaries. Detailed parametric investigation is carried out to examine the influences of crack depth, crack location, total number of cracks, material property distribution, and boundary conditions on the natural frequencies of the damaged FGM beams. The frequency equation for a damaged FGM beam with any kind of two end supports and any arbitrary number of cracks are established through a third order determinant. Compared to previous studies, this decrease in the determinant order can lead to significant advantages in the computational time. (C) 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Free vibration of beams made of functionally graded materials (FGMs) containing any arbitrary number of open edge cracks is studied. The study is based on EulereBernoulli beam and massless rotational springs connecting two intact segments of the beam. It is assumed that the material gradients follow exponential distribution through beam thickness direction. Frequency equations are obtained for flawed FGM beams with fixed-fixed, fixed-hinged, fixed-free, hinged-hinged, and spring-spring end boundaries. Detailed parametric investigation is carried out to examine the influences of crack depth, crack location, total number of cracks, material property distribution, and boundary conditions on the natural frequencies of the damaged FGM beams. The frequency equation for a damaged FGM beam with any kind of two end supports and any arbitrary number of cracks are established through a third order determinant. Compared to previous studies, this decrease in the determinant order can lead to significant advantages in the computational time.