Enhancing the teaching of structural dynamics using additive manufacturing

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This paper provides a companion study to a previous paper by the same author (Virgin, 2017). In that paper, 3D printing was used to provide a hands-on experience for students of (linear) structural analysis based on the lateral stiffness of plane frames. In this paper, a related set of structural plane frames is investigated in terms of their natural frequencies, perhaps the fundamental feature in structural dynamics. Again, a 3D printer is used to provide a variety of parameter variations, and the extent to which certain simplifying analytical assumptions are justified is assessed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Virgin, L

Published Date

  • December 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 152 /

Start / End Page

  • 750 - 757

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-7323

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0141-0296

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.09.052

Citation Source

  • Scopus