Dynamic Analysis of Rectangular Aluminum Plate Under Transverse Loading Using Finite Difference Algorithm

Michael C. Agarana*, Esther T. Akinlabi, Michael O. Ikumapayi

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Aluminum is one of the most used mechanical elements in Manufacturing. This paper focuses on the analysis of its dynamic response of an Aluminum plate, under a moving load. The moving load, in this case, is assumed to be partially distributed. Rotatory inertia and damping effects were neglected, while the effect of shear deformation was put into consideration. Also, the rectangular Aluminum plate was supported by a simple form of foundation. A numerical algorithm–Finite difference was adopted in solving the mathematical model governing the deflection of plates under moving load under consideration. It was observed, among other results, that the maximum amplitude of the deflection of the Aluminum plate is a function of the contact area of the load and velocity of the moving load, which is in line with the results in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends in Mechanical and Biomedical Design
Subtitle of host publicationSelect Proceedings of ICMechD 2019
EditorsEsther Titilayo Akinlabi, P. Ramkumar, M. Selvaraj
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789811544880
ISBN (Print)9789811544873
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Design,ICMechD 2019 - Chennai, India
Duration: 25 Apr 201926 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


Conference2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Design,ICMechD 2019

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