Investigations of Effects of Crack in Simply Supported Beam Based on Frequency Measurements

  • Vivek U. Gaikwad
  • Sameer D. Katekar
Conference paper


Cracks are present in structures due to various reasons. The presence of cracks could not only cause a local variation in the stiffness, but it could affect the mechanical behavior of the entire structure to a considerable level. In practice, it is difficult to recognize most cracks by using visual inspection techniques. So we need to analyze the crack as there is a requirement of minimization of crack efforts in the beam structure. In this paper, the results of natural frequencies of the simply supported beam having crack surface have been discussed. The experimental, as well as numerical methods, have studied using used to find out the natural frequency generated in the beam in the numerical analysis method.


Crack-Natural frequency-simply supported beam-FFT analyser-ANSYS workbench 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivek U. Gaikwad
    • 1
  • Sameer D. Katekar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSKN Sinhgad College of EngineeringPandharpurIndia

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