Numerical Computation of Vibrations in Contact Beams

By Wen Zhang

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309


Kelvin-Voigt viscoelastic beam model is used in describing the dynamic vibrations of two beams joint at a gap. Method of lines is used in solving coupled partial differential equations with the normal compliance or Signorini nonpenetration condition at the joint. Transmission of vibrations across the joint is shown in numerical results.

To Be Presented At The

3rd Forum On Numerics & Modeling for
Partial Differential Equations

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