Transverse vibrations of hollow thin-walled cylindrical beams

Bernard Budiansky, Edwin T. Kruszewski
naca-report-1129
1953


The variational principle, differential equations, and boundary conditions considered appropriate to the analysis of transverse vibrations of hollow thin-walled cylindrical beams are shown. General solutions for the modes and frequencies of cantilever and free-free cylindrical beams of arbitrary cross section but of uniform thickness are given. The combined influence of the secondary effects of transverse shear deformation, shear lag, and secondary effects of transverse shear deformation, shear lag, and longitudinal inertia is shown in the form of curves for cylinders of rectangular cross section and uniform thickness. The contribution of each of the secondary effects to the total reduction in the actual frequency is also indicated.

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