Free vibrations of a linear structure with arbitrary support conditions


Journal Article

A method for the analysis of the free vibrations of a linear structure supported in an arbitrary way is presented based upon the use of the normal modes of the unsupported or unconstrained structure in a Rayleigh-Ritz analysis with the support or constraint conditions enforced by means of Lagrange multipliers. The advantages of such a procedure over more conventional methods are discussed

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dowell, EH

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

  • Trans. Asme, E, J. Appl. Mech. (Usa)

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 595 - 600