Free Vibration of a Rotating Sandwich Plate with Viscoelastic Core and Functionally Graded Material Constraining Layer
Shince. V. Joseph
S. C. Mohanty
|Published in:||International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, November 2017, n. 10, v. 17|
Free vibration analysis of a sandwich plate with viscoelastic material core and functionally graded material (FGM) constraining layer under centrifugal force field is investigated herein. One edge of the sandwich plate is fixed to a rotating hub. The first_order shear deformation theory (FSDT) is used in the finite element modeling of the problem. The effects of strains due to the longitudinal and transverse deformations are also considered in addition to the shear deformation of the core. Various parametric studies are carried out to examine the effects of volume fraction index, setting angle, hub radius and rotational speed on the vibration characteristics of the sandwich plate. It is found that the fundamental frequency of the plate decreases with an increase in the volume fraction index of the FGM layer, viscoelastic core thickness and setting angle. The first mode loss factor increases with respect to the increasing volume fraction index. Increase in rotational speed and hub radius lead to an increase in the natural frequencies and a decrease in the modal loss factors.
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