Vibration Analysis for Rectangular Plate Having a Circular Central Hole with Point Support by Rayleigh-Ritz Method

Document Type: Research Paper

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kashan

Abstract

In this paper, the transverse vibrations of rectangular plate with circular central hole have been investigated and the natural frequencies of the mentioned plate with point supported by Rayleigh-Ritz Method have been obtained. In this research, the effect of the hole is taken into account by subtracting the energies of the hole domain from the total energies of the whole plate. To determine the kinetic and potential energies of plate, admissible functions for rectangular plate are considered as beam functions and it has been tried that the functions of the deflection of plate, in the form of polynomial functions proportionate with finite degrees, to be replaced by Bessel function, which is used in the analysis of the vibrations of a circular plate. Consideration for a variety of edge conditions is given through a combination of simply supported, clamped and free boundary conditions. In this study, the effects of increasing the diameter of the hole and the effects of number of point supported on the natural frequencies were investigated and the optimum radius of the circular hole for different boundary conditions are obtained. The method has been verified with many known solutions. Furthermore, the convergence is very fast with any desirable accuracy to exact known natural frequencies.

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