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The edge waves on a Kirchhoff plate bilaterally supported by a two-parameter elastic foundation

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In this paper, the bending waves propagating along the edge of a semi-infinite Kirchhoff plate resting on a two-parameter Pasternak elastic foundation are studied. Two geometries of the foundation are considered: either it is infinite or it is semi-infinite with the edges of the plate and of the foundation coinciding. Dispersion relations along with phase and group velocity expressions are obtained. It is shown that the semi-infinite foundation setup exhibits a cut-off frequency which is the same as for a Winkler foundation. The phase velocity possesses a minimum which corresponds to the critical velocity of a moving load. The infinite foundation exhibits a cut-off frequency which depends on its relative stiffness and occurs at a nonzero wavenumber, which is in fact hardly observed in elastodynamics. As a result, the associated phase velocity minimum is admissible only up to a limiting value of the stiffness. In the case of a foundation with small stiffness, asymptotic expansions are derived and beam-like one-dimensional equivalent models are deduced accordingly. It is demonstrated that for the infinite foundation the related nonclassical beam-like model comprises a pseudo-differential operator.

Acceptance Date Aug 25, 2015
Publication Date Sep 18, 2015
Journal Journal of Vibration and Control
Print ISSN 1077-5463
Publisher SAGE Publications
Pages 2014-2022
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1077546315606838
Keywords edge wave, Kirchhoff plate, Pasternak foundation, moving load, dispersion
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077546315606838

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