On the Determination of the Fundamental Frequency of Vibration of Clamped Rectangular Plates of Variable Thickness

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P. A. A. Laura, L. E. Luisoni

Institute of Applied Mechanics, Base Naval Puerto Belgrano, 8111 Argentina

J. Mech. Des 100(4), 703-705 (Oct 01, 1978) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3453996 History: Received March 10, 1977; Online October 21, 2010


It is shown that use of polynomial approximations and a variational approach allows for a very simple determination of the fundamental frequency of vibration in two cases of practical interest and results are obtained for several values of width to length ratios.

Copyright © 1978 by ASME
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