Statics and Rotational Dynamics of Composite Beams

  • Mehrdaad Ghorashi

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About this book


This book presents a comprehensive study of the nonlinear statics and dynamics of composite beams and consists of solutions with and without active elements embedded in the beams. The static solution provides the initial conditions for the dynamic analysis. The dynamic problems considered include the analyses of clamped (hingeless) and articulated (hinged) accelerating rotating beams. Two independent numerical solutions for the steady state and the transient responses are presented. The author illustrates that the transient solution of the nonlinear formulation of accelerating rotating beam converges to the steady state solution obtained by the shooting method. Other key areas considered include calculation of the effect of perturbing the steady state solution, coupled nonlinear flap-lag dynamics of a rotating articulated beam with hinge offset and aerodynamic damping, and static and dynamic responses of nonlinear composite beams with embedded anisotropic piezo-composite actuators. The book is intended as a thorough study of nonlinear elasticity of slender beams and is targeted to researchers, graduate students, and practicing engineers in the fields of structural dynamics, aerospace structures, and mechanical engineering.


Articulated Blades Composite Beams Embedded Actuators Embedded sensors Non-linear Statics of Beams Nonlinear Dynamics of Beams Perturbation Solution Shooting Method

Authors and affiliations

  • Mehrdaad Ghorashi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Southern MaineGorhamUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14958-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14959-2
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