Vibrations of twisted cantilever plates—a comparison of theoretical results


Journal Article

Previously published literature shows widely different results for the free vibration frequencies of twisted cantilever plates. Inasmuch as it is important to know the vibration characteristics of turbomachinery blades, which may have considerable twist, it would be desirable to have a comprehensive, definitive set of results, and to establish which of the numerous theoretical methods available can adequately analyse such problems. For this purpose, a joint government/industry/university research study was organized. Numerical results were obtained for a set of 20 different twisted plates having various aspect ratios, thickness ratios and pretwist angles. Nineteen distinct theoretical methods were employed, 15 using finite elements, two using shell theory, and two using beam theory. Although some of the best‐known computational procedures (especially finite element codes) were used by analysts with great experience, the numerical results obtained showed considerable disagreement. The present paper describes the analytical methods used and exhibits samples of the type of results obtained. Copyright © 1985 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kielb, RE; Leissa, AW; Macbain, JC

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1365 - 1380

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-0207

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-5981

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/nme.1620210802

Citation Source

  • Scopus