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Title: The forced vibration of a partially delaminated beam
Author: Menday, Roger
ISNI:       0000 0001 3393 609X
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1999
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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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Aircraft; Impact oscillator; Wave propagation