A Simple Method for Modeling Open Cracked Beam


1 Mechanical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology

2 Department of solid Mechanics, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology

3 , Babol Noshirvani university of technology


Abstract A simple method is proposed to model the open cracked beam structures. In this method, crack is modeled as a beam element. Hence cracked beam can be assumed to be a beam with stepped cross sections, and problem of determining natural frequency and mode shape of cracked beam, can be solved as determining these characteristics for a beam with different length and cross section. With this work, it is not necessary to model crack as lumped flexibility model in according to fracture mechanics and related sciences to obtain crack stiffness, and use this spring model of crack for further analysis.