, Volume 74, Issue 4, pp 1267-1279
Date: 13 Sep 2013

Nonlinear harmonic vibration analysis of a plate-cavity system

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Nonlinear harmonic oscillation of a plate-cavity system is analytically studied in this paper. Von-Karman theory is used to model a rectangular plate backed by an air cavity. Coupled nonlinear differential equations of system are analytically derived using Galerkin’s approach. The Multiple Scales Method (MSM) is then employed to solve the corresponding nonlinear equations. Primary, secondary, and combinational resonance conditions are taken into account and the corresponding closed-form frequency-amplitude relationships are derived. A parametric study is carried out and effects of different parameters on the frequency responses are investigated.