Evaluation of the integrals of Green’s function of Lamb’s model used in contact problems

Hemza Gherdaoui, Salah Guenfoud, Sergey V. Bosakov, Abdelouahab Rezaiguia, Debra F. Laefer

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Abstract

The dynamic analysis of contact problems is related to great mathematical difficulties and, thus, unsurprisingly has to date not been solved completely. In this work, a semi-analytical method is proposed to evaluate some integrals of Green’s function used in the dynamic analysis of a rectangular plate resting on the surface of an elastic foundation of inertial properties (Lamb’s model). The great challenge herein is overcoming the singularity present in the study of Green’s function related to this problem. The proposed solution involves the discretization of the studied system (a rectangular plate resting on the surface of an elastic foundation of inertial properties), which leads to a numerical solution in matrix form. All the terms of the matrix are doubly indexed, and the singularity is present in the terms having the same indices. Therefore, special efforts are made to calculate the terms of the matrix having the same indices, in order to eliminate the singularity. This requires solving the integrals of the terms of the matrix with the same indices analytically and the integrals of the terms of the matrix of different indices by numerical methods. Finally, this study of Green’s function is used in the dynamic analysis of the above-defined system and was successfully accomplished with a semi-analytical method leading to determinate values of the Eigen-frequencies and the Eigen-shapes of the plate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4145-4156
Number of pages12
JournalActa Mechanica
Volume231
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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