Engineering Transactions, 64, 3, pp. 259-269, 2016

Vibrations of Circular Plate Supported on a Rigid Concentric Ring with Transnational Restraint Boundary

Lokavarapu Bhaskara RAO
VIT University

Chellapilla Kameswara RAO
Nalla Narsimha Reddy Engineering College

This paper deals with frequency analysis of a circular plate supported on a rigid concentric ring with translational restrained boundary. Natural frequencies of such a circular plate are omputed for different sets of elastic translational restraints, and for various values of the radius of the internal ring support. Results for different modes of plate vibrations are computed and presented in a tabular form suitable for use in design. The effect of plate boundary conditions such as translational restraints and the radius of concentric ring support on natural frequencies of the circular plate are studied. Exact frequency values presented in this paper are expected to serve as benchmark solutions for assessing the accuracy of other numerical methods being used in the literature.
Keywords: circular plate; frequency; translational restraint; rigid ring; mode switching
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DOI: 10.24423/engtrans.371.2016