In this present paper, damped vibrations of an orthotropic rectangular plate resting on elastic foundation with thermal gradient is modeled, considering variable thickness of plate. Following Le`vy approach, the governed equation of motion is solved numerically using quintic spline technique with clamped and simply supported edges. The effect of damping parameter and thermal gradient together with taper constant, density parameter and elastic foundation parameter on the natural frequencies of vibration for the first three modes of vibration are depicted through Tables and Figures, and mode shapes have been computed for fixed value of plate parameter. It has been observed that the rate of decrease of frequency parameter with damping parameter Dk for C-SS plate is higher than that for C-C plate keeping all other parameter fixed.
Rana, U. S. and Robin, Robin
Effect of Damping and Thermal Gradient on Vibrations of Orthotropic Rectangular Plate of Variable Thickness,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 12,
1, Article 13.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/aam/vol12/iss1/13