Kaplunov, J and Nobili, A (2017) A robust approach for analysing dispersion of elastic waves in an orthotropic cylindrical shell. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 401. 23 - 35. ISSN 0022-460X

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Dispersion of elastic waves in a thin orthotropic cylindrical shell is considered, within the framework of classical 2D Kirchhoff-Love theory. In contrast to direct multi-parametric analysis of the lowest propagating modes, an alternative robust approach is proposed that simply requires evaluation of the evanescent modes (quasi-static edge effect), which, at leading order, do not depend on vibration frequency. A shortened dispersion relation for the propagating modes is then derived by polynomial division and its accuracy is numerically tested against the full Kirchhoff-Love dispersion relation. It is shown that the same shortened relation may be also obtained from a refined dynamic version of the semi-membrane theory for cylindrical shells. The presented results may be relevant for modelling various types of nanotubes which, according to the latest experimental findings, possess strong material anisotropy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thin-shell; Vibration; Anisotropy; Nanotube; Elastic; Low-frequency
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 09:55
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 11:56
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/3741

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