Dynamics of flexible beams and plates in large overall motions

Z. E. Boutaghou, Arthur G. Erdman, Henryk K. Stolarski

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The dynamic response of flexible beams, plates, and solids undergoing arbitrary spatial motions are systematically derived via a proposed approach. This formulation is capable of incorporating arbitrary representation of the kinematics of deformation, phenomenon of dynamic stiffening, and complete nonlinear interaction between elastic and rigid-body dynamics encountered in constrained multibody systems. It is shown that the present theory captures the phenomenon of dynamic stiffening due to the transfer of the axial and membrane forces to the bending equations of beams and plates, respectively. Examples are presented to illustrate the proposed formulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)991-999
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1992


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