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Title: Coupled-admissible functions for simple solutions to unsymmetrically laminated shear flexible beams
Authors: Singh, Gajbir
Nair, P S
Rao, G Venkateswara
Issue Date: Jun-2004
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.7 B66C 17/04; B66C 23/00
Abstract: Coupled-admissible functions are derived to obtain simple solutions for unsymmetrically laminated beams. A kinematically admissible variation, as allowed by Rayleigh-Ritz energy method, is assumed for the section rotation. Compatible admissible variations for transverse and axial displacements are derived by making use of equilibrium and boundary conditions. The proposed approach reduces the number of independent unknowns by a factor of three compared to traditional Rayleigh-Ritz method. Expressions for the axial and transverse displacements, section rotation, fundamental frequency and buckling loads for simply-supported, clamped-free and clamped-clamped beams are derived.
Page(s): 169-177
ISSN: 0975-1017 (Online); 0971-4588 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEMS Vol.11(3) [June 2004]

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