Stability and vibration of elastically supported, axially moving orthotropic plates



In this study, the vibration and stability of orthotropic plates, moving on elastic foundation or elastic supports and subjected to in-plane forces, are investigated by classical plate theory. Firstly, a solution based on the exact finite strip method is developed for multi-span moving plates on an elastic foundation. Then a formulation which is an extension of the approximate finite strip method is presented for axially moving plates on discrete or distributed elastic supports. By some examples, the reliability of both proposed methods is investigated for the stability and the vibration analysis.