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The forced vibration of a partially delaminated beam
thesisposted on 2017-10-24, 11:58 authored by Roger Menday
The forced vibration of a partially delaminated structure such as an aircraft wing can result in catastrophic crack growth. In order to look at the underlying mechanism of the dynamics and failure of the material, a simplified model of a cantilever beam with a single delamination at its free end is considered. We investigate a number of aspects of this system, using mathematical models to gain insight into its behaviour. [Continues.]
- Mathematical Sciences
Publisher© Roger Menday
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NotesA Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.