Analysis of large amplitude free vibrations of clamped tapered beams on a nonlinear elastic foundation

Baghani, M ; Sharif University of Technology

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2013.06.040
  3. Abstract:
  4. The purpose of this paper is to present efficient and accurate analytical expressions for large amplitude free vibration analysis of single and double tapered beams on elastic foundation. Geometric nonlinearity is considered using the condition of inextensibility of neutral axis. Moreover, the elastic foundation consists of a linear and cubic nonlinear parts together with a shearing layer. The nonlinear governing equation is solved by employing the variational iteration method (VIM). This study shows that the second-order approximation of the VIM leads to highly accurate solutions which are valid for a wide range of vibration amplitudes. The effects of different parameters on the nonlinear natural frequency of the beams are studied under different mode shapes. The results of the present work are also compared with those available in the literature and a good agreement is observed
  5. Keywords:
  6. Elastic foundation ; Large amplitude ; Tapered beams ; Variational iteration method
  7. Source: Applied Mathematical Modelling ; Volume 38, Issue 3 , 1 February , 2014 , Pages 1176-1186 ; ISSN: 0307904X
  8. URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0307904X13004423