Vibration of Structures Having Changing Boundaries

by Manuel A. G. Silva, Asst. Prof. of Engrg. Sci.; Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside, Racine, WI,
Leon M. Keer, Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Technol. Inst., Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 3, Pg. 1007-1017

Document Type: Journal Paper


The response of simple mechanical structures to harmonic oscillation is studied. The boundary conditions are similar to those occuring in contact problems, and they cause the oscillations to occur about a shortened length of the structure. A method analogous to that of Crozier and Hunter is used to treat the changing boundary conditions, and a first approximation that gives the magnitude of the changing boundary region is obtained.

Subject Headings: Vibration | Domain boundary | Oscillations | Boundary conditions | Approximation methods | Contact mechanics

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