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# Frequencies and Mode Shapes of A Vibrating Flat Plate

Marco A. Soto Suat Ege Yildizoglu

but Analytical Solutions are Large.Motivation ! In Space. ! Finite Element Solutions Usually Yield Comparable Results . ! Dynamic Models of Flexible Systems are necessary. no one can hear you scream about how little damping there is.

Modeling ! Round 1: Kirchoff Versus Mindlin ! Round 2: Shell Versus Brick ! Round 3: Boundary Condition Battle Royale .

Assumptions (Kirchoff) ! Deflections are small compared to thickness ! No transverse normal stresses ! The middle plane of the plate is a neutral plane ! Straight lines normal to middle plane remain normal after bending. .

“Analytical” Solution ! Separation of Time-Dependant and Spatial- Dependant Variables. . the Eigenvalue problem is solved for Spatial Dimensions. ! This involves the boundary conditions. and geometric and material properties. ! For natural frequencies.

01 meters ! Material Properties for Aluminum Plate: ! Young’s Modulus=73.1 Gpa ! Mass Density= 2770 kg/m3 ! Poission’s Ratio=0.Plate Properties ! Plate is 1 meter long by 1 meter wide ! Plate Thickness of 0.33 .

3800 m .353 Hz ! Maximum Deflection =0.MATLAB Results ! First Mode Shape ! Natural Frequency = 49.

MATLAB Results ! Second Mode Results ! Natural Frequency = 123.383 Hz ! Maximum Deflection = 0.3800 m .

380052m .209 Hz ! Maximum Deflection =0.ANSYS Results ! First Mode Results ! Natural Frequency = 49.

ANSYS Results ! Second Mode Results ! Natural Frequency =122.752 Hz ! Maximum Deflection =0.3201m .

.Conclusions ! FEA Modeling of Vibration Problems is Simple and Accurate ! Ansys is a good tool for visualization of vibration modes and eigenvalue extraction.