This work presents the governing equations for the in-plane motion of the Timoshenko straight-curved-straight beam of hollow type. An analytical method is presented to examine the vibrations of the structure. The orthogonality of any two distinct sets of mode shape functions for the in-plane motion of the structure is also derived. The effects of span number and radius of curvature of the curved beam component on the mode frequencies of the entire structure are investigated.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Series C/Chung-Kuo Chi Hsueh Kung Ch'eng Hsuebo Pao|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Dec 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering