In this paper, the large amplitude forced vibrations of thin rectangular plates made of different types of rubbers are investigated both experimentally and theoretically. The excitation is provided by a concentrated transversal harmonic load. Clamped boundary conditions at the edges are considered, while rotary inertia, geometric imperfections and shear deformation are neglected since they are negligible for the studied cases. The von Kármán nonlinear strain-displacement relationships are used in the theoretical study; the viscoelastic behaviour of the material is modelled using the Kelvin-Voigt model, which introduces nonlinear damping. An equivalent viscous damping model has also been created for comparison. In-plane pre-loads applied during the assembly of the plate to the frame are taken into account. In the experimental study, two rubber plates with different material and thicknesses have been considered; a silicone plate and a neoprene plate. The plates have been fixed to a heavy rectangular metal frame with an initial stretching. The large amplitude vibrations of the plates in the spectral neighbourhood of the first resonance have been measured at various harmonic force levels. A laser Doppler vibrometer has been used to measure the plate response. Maximum vibration amplitude larger than three times the thickness of the plate has been achieved, corresponding to a hardening type nonlinear response. Experimental frequency-response curves have been very satisfactorily compared to numerical results. Results show that the identified retardation time increases when the excitation level is increased, similar to the equivalent viscous damping but to a lesser extent due to its nonlinear nature. The nonlinearity introduced by the Kelvin-Voigt viscoelasticity model is found to be not sufficient to capture the dissipation present in the rubber plates during large amplitude vibrations.

Experimental and theoretical study on large amplitude vibrations of clamped rubber plates / Balasubramanian, Prabakaran; Ferrari, Giovanni; Amabili, Marco; del Prado, Zenon J. Guzman N.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NON-LINEAR MECHANICS. - ISSN 0020-7462. - 94(2017), pp. 36-45. [10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2016.12.006]

Experimental and theoretical study on large amplitude vibrations of clamped rubber plates

Amabili, Marco;
2017

Abstract

In this paper, the large amplitude forced vibrations of thin rectangular plates made of different types of rubbers are investigated both experimentally and theoretically. The excitation is provided by a concentrated transversal harmonic load. Clamped boundary conditions at the edges are considered, while rotary inertia, geometric imperfections and shear deformation are neglected since they are negligible for the studied cases. The von Kármán nonlinear strain-displacement relationships are used in the theoretical study; the viscoelastic behaviour of the material is modelled using the Kelvin-Voigt model, which introduces nonlinear damping. An equivalent viscous damping model has also been created for comparison. In-plane pre-loads applied during the assembly of the plate to the frame are taken into account. In the experimental study, two rubber plates with different material and thicknesses have been considered; a silicone plate and a neoprene plate. The plates have been fixed to a heavy rectangular metal frame with an initial stretching. The large amplitude vibrations of the plates in the spectral neighbourhood of the first resonance have been measured at various harmonic force levels. A laser Doppler vibrometer has been used to measure the plate response. Maximum vibration amplitude larger than three times the thickness of the plate has been achieved, corresponding to a hardening type nonlinear response. Experimental frequency-response curves have been very satisfactorily compared to numerical results. Results show that the identified retardation time increases when the excitation level is increased, similar to the equivalent viscous damping but to a lesser extent due to its nonlinear nature. The nonlinearity introduced by the Kelvin-Voigt viscoelasticity model is found to be not sufficient to capture the dissipation present in the rubber plates during large amplitude vibrations.
Experimental and theoretical study on large amplitude vibrations of clamped rubber plates / Balasubramanian, Prabakaran; Ferrari, Giovanni; Amabili, Marco; del Prado, Zenon J. Guzman N.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NON-LINEAR MECHANICS. - ISSN 0020-7462. - 94(2017), pp. 36-45. [10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2016.12.006]
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