Vibration of complex structures: The modal constraint method
Abstract
A method is described for establishing the natural frequencies of an arbitrary structure with arbitrary supports. The method is based on the modal constraint technique described in a previous paper [1]. As shown in the present paper Weinstein's theory for the intermediate problem can be regarded as equivalent to the Lagrangian multiplier method: i.e., both methods result in the same eigenvalue equations. Weinstein's theory deals with modifications of base differential operators whereas the Lagrangian multiplier method deals with modifications of base energy functionals. The modal constraint technique is an extension of Weinstein's theory, or in energy terms the generalized Fourier expansion of the Lagrangian multiplier. The merits of this method lie in the fact that the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of structures are used as base structures. The coupling of these structures are taken into account by Lagrangian generalized forces of the constraint acting on the base structures. Some examples are given and the results compared with known solutions.
 Publication:

Journal of Sound Vibration
 Pub Date:
 June 1981
 DOI:
 10.1016/0022460X(81)902649
 Bibcode:
 1981JSV....76..467K