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Wave propagation in thermo‐elastic plate of arbitrary cross‐sections

P. Ponnusamy (Department of Mathematics, Government Arts College (Autonomous), Coimbatore, India)

Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures

ISSN: 1573-6105

Article publication date: 27 September 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to study the wave propagation in a homogeneous isotropic, thermo‐elastic plate of arbitrary cross‐sections using the two‐dimensional theory of thermo‐elasticity.

Design/methodology/approach

A mathematical model is developed to study the wave propagation in an arbitrary cross‐sectional thermo‐elastic plate by using two‐dimensional theory of thermo‐elasticity. After developing the formal solution of the mathematical model consisting of partial differential equations, the frequency equations have been derived by using the boundary conditions prevailing at the arbitrary cross‐sectional surface of the plate for symmetric and antisymmetrical modes in completely separate forms using Fourier expansion collocation method. The roots of the frequency equation are obtained by using the secant method, applicable for complex roots.

Findings

The computed non‐dimensional frequencies are compared with those results available in the literature in the case of elliptic cross‐sectional solid plate with clamped edges without thermal field and this result is coincide with the results of Nagaya. The computed non‐dimensional frequencies are plotted in the form of dispersion curves for longitudinal and flexural (symmetric and antisymmetric) modes of vibrations for the material copper.

Originality/value

The wave propagation in a plate of arbitrary cross‐sections with the stress free (unclamped) and rigidly fixed (clamped) edges are analyzed with and without thermal field.

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Citation

Ponnusamy, P. (2011), "Wave propagation in thermo‐elastic plate of arbitrary cross‐sections", Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 329-350. https://doi.org/10.1108/1536-540911178289

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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