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Vibrations and Stability of Complex Beam Systems

  • Reports on original methods and solutions for vibration analysis of complex beam systems

  • Offers a detailed presentation of theoretical investigations of both linear vibrations of elastically connected beams and geometrically nonlinear vibrations of damaged beams

  • Describes a new, improved p-version of the finite element method for dealing with geometrically non-linear vibrations of damaged Timoshenko beams


Part of the Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering book series (STME)

About this book


 This book reports on solved problems concerning vibrations and stability of complex beam systems. The complexity of a system is considered from two points of view: the complexity originating from the nature of the structure, in the case of two or more elastically connected beams; and the complexity derived from the dynamic behavior of the system, in the case of a damaged single beam, resulting from the harm done to its simple structure. Furthermore, the book describes the analytical derivation of equations of two or more elastically connected beams, using four different theories (Euler, Rayleigh, Timoshenko and Reddy-Bickford). It also reports on a new, improved p-version of the finite element method for geometrically nonlinear vibrations. The new method provides more accurate approximations of solutions, while also allowing us to analyze geometrically nonlinear vibrations. The book describes the appearance of longitudinal vibrations of damaged clamped-clamped beams as a result of discontinuity (damage). It describes the cases of stability in detail, employing all four theories, and provides the readers with practical examples of stochastic stability. Overall, the book succeeds in collecting in one place theoretical analyses, mathematical modeling and validation approaches based on various methods, thus providing the readers with a comprehensive toolkit for performing vibration analysis on complex beam systems.


Critical Buckling Force Geometric Nonlinear Oscillations Linear Elastic Oscillations Lowest Natural Frequency Newmark Method Non-linear Free and Forced Vibrations Analysis Reddy-Bickford Beam Timoshenko Damaged Beams Vibrations of Thick Beams p-version FEM

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of NišNisSerbia
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of NišNisSerbia

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