Vibration analysis of foam plates based on cell volume distribution
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In this paper, vibration analysis of irregular-closed-cell foam plates is performed. A cell volume distribution coefficient is introduced to modify the original Gibson-Ashby equations of effective Young’s modulus of foam materials. A Burr distribution is imported to describe the cell volume distribution situation. Three Burr distribution parameters are obtained and related to the cell volume range and the diversity. Based on the plate theory and the effective modulus theory, the natural frequency of foam plates is calculated with the change of the cell volume distribution parameters. The relationship between the frequencies and the cell volumes are derived. The scale factor of the average cell size is introduced and proved to be an important factor to the performance of the foam plate. The result is shown by the existing theory of size effects. It is determined that the cell volume distribution has an impact on the natural frequency of the plate structure based on the cell volume range, the diversity, and the average size, and the impact can lead to optimization of the synthesis procedure.
Key wordsclosed-cell foam plate vibration natural frequency cell volume distribution effective Young’s modulus scale factor
Chinese Library ClassificationO322
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification70K60
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