Natural vibrations of a composite plate strip with macrocracks

Rzayev O., Akbarov S.

INTERNATIONAL APPLIED MECHANICS, vol.38, no.10, pp.1280-1283, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1022222832398
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1280-1283
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The fundamental frequency of a clamped composite plate strip with either one free macrocrack or two parallel free cracks is determined using the exact equations of the theory of elasticity. The plate is assumed made of an anisotropic orthotropic material with effective mechanical properties. The problem is solved by the finite-element method. Numerical examples are given to demonstrate how the problem parameters influence the fundamental frequency.