AM  Vol.1 No.6 , December 2010
Thermal Effect on Free Vibration of Non-Homogeneous Orthotropic Visco-Elastic Rectangular Plate of Parabolically Varying Thickness
ABSTRACT
A simple model presented here is to study the thermal effect on vibration of non-homogeneous orthotropic visco-elastic rectangular plate of parabolically varying thickness having clamped boundary conditions on all the four edges. For non-homogeneity of the plate material, density is assumed to vary linearly in one direction. Using the separation of variables method, the governing differential equation has been solved for vibration of non-homogeneous orthotropic viscoelastic rectangular plate. An approximate frequency equation is derived by using Rayleigh-Ritz technique with a two-term deflection function. Results are calculated for time period and deflection at different points, for the first two modes of vibration, for various values of temperature gradients, non-homogeneity constant, taper constant and aspect ratio and shown by graphs.

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nullA. Gupta and P. Singhal, "Thermal Effect on Free Vibration of Non-Homogeneous Orthotropic Visco-Elastic Rectangular Plate of Parabolically Varying Thickness," Applied Mathematics, Vol. 1 No. 6, 2010, pp. 456-463. doi: 10.4236/am.2010.16060.
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