International Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


In this study, free vibration responses of a rotating tapered composite beam with tip mass are investigated. The energy expressions for the kinetic and potential energies of a rotating composite beam with tip mass have been formulated. The energy expressions are then applied in Lagrange’s equations to develop the equation of motion of a composite beam with tip mass. The stiffness and mass matrices for a standard composite beam element with two end nodes with two degrees of freedom at each node are derived. Various parametric studies are performed to investigate the effect of tip mass and the rotational speed on the variation of natural frequencies of the composite beam. The investigations are also done to study the effect of hub radius on the natural frequencies. It is shown that the addition of tip mass increases the stiffness of the structure and consequently increases the natural frequencies.





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