Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME

Vibration frequencies of tapered bars and circular plates

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Calculations arc made of the values of the transverse vibrationa resonant frequencies for truncated-cone cantilever beams for a number of geometries, the boundary conditions being clamped/free, damped/simply supported, and clamped/clamped. After noting an analogy which exists between the free vibration of cones and linearly tapered plates for the special case when Poisson’s ratio = 1/3, data are also given for the resonant axisymmelrical frequencies of clamped tapered circular plates. Some data for partially tapered plates arc also computed. Aside from their value for design purposes, these data can be used as test cases for assessing the accuracy of various approximate methods of solution. © 1964 by ASME.