Dynamic analysis of a spinning Timoshenko beam by the differential quadrature method

Siu Tong Choi, Jiunn Der Wu, Yu Tuan Chou

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In this paper, the dynamic characteristics of spinning Timoshenko beams are investigated by using the differential quadrature method (DQM). The beams are subject to any combination of free, simply supported, clamped and elastically supported boundary conditions. The weighting matrices in the differential quadrature formulation are modified to incorporate boundary conditions of the beams. Numerical results of spinning Timoshenko beams obtained by the DQM are compared with the exact solutions or results obtained by the finite element method. The results show the high accuracy and efficiency of the differential quadrature method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1699-1706
Number of pages8
JournalCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structrures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference and Exhibit - St. Louis, MO, USA
Duration: 1999 Apr 121999 Apr 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • General Materials Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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