Free Vibrations and Nonlinear Responses for a Cantilever Honeycomb Sandwich Plate

Junhua Zhang, Xiaodong Yang, Wei Zhang
2018 Advances in Materials Science and Engineering  
Dynamics of a cantilever honeycomb sandwich plate are studied in this paper. The governing equations of the composite plate subjected to both in-plane and transverse excitations are derived by using Hamilton's principle and Reddy's third-order shear deformation theory. Based on the Rayleigh–Ritz method, some modes of natural frequencies for the cantilever honeycomb sandwich plate are obtained. The relations between the natural frequencies and the parameters of the plate are investigated.
more » ... , the Galerkin method is used to transform the nonlinear partial differential equations into a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. Nonlinear dynamic responses of the cantilever honeycomb sandwich plate to such external and parametric excitations are discussed by using the numerical method. The results show that in-plane and transverse excitations have an important influence on nonlinear dynamic characteristics. Rich dynamics, such as periodic, multiperiodic, quasiperiodic, and chaotic motions, are located and studied by the bifurcation diagram for some specific parameters.
doi:10.1155/2018/8162873 fatcat:kduvt6pimbecldllxmedqh6geq