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Nonlinear Flexural Vibrations of Unshearable Elastic Rings

[+] Author Affiliations
Walter Lacarbonara, Andrea Arena

Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Stuart S. Antman

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Paper No. DETC2013-12427, pp. V07AT10A061; 9 pages
  • ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 7A: 9th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control
  • Portland, Oregon, USA, August 4–7, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5596-6
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


Refined theories are employed to study nonlinear vibrations of elastic rings in the mth flexural mode away from autoparametric resonances involving other flexural modes. A top-down modeling approach is followed to describe the rings undergoing all deformation modes in space by the Special Cosserat theory of curved rods. The specialization to extensional-flexural-shearing, then to extensional-flexural, and finally to purely flexural planar motions is illustrated. Free undamped extensional-flexural nonlinear motions involving the mth mode and its companion mode are investigated via a direct asymptotic approach based on the method of multiple scales applied to the geometrically exact equations of motion and it is shown that these motions are softening for linearly elastic rings while there are thresholds in the constitutive laws separating softening from hardening behaviors.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME
Topics: Vibration



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