Accession Number : ADP003661

Title :   Nonlinear Analysis of Plate and Shell Vibrations,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Leissa,A. W.

Report Date : 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The subject of nonlinear vibrations has always been a difficult one. The primary difficulty lies in the solution of governing equations of motion which are nonlinear differential equations. Solution characteristics such as existence, uniqueness and superposition, which are taken for granted in linear vibration problems, are not guaranteed. Often the physical problem itself, including experiment, must be relied upon to suggest a reasonable nonlinear solution (which is typically not exact, but approximate).

Descriptors :   *Structural mechanics, *Vibration, Plates, Shells(Structural Forms), Nonlinear analysis, Stress strain relations, Equations of motion, Degrees of freedom

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE