Initiated by the objective to address the dynamics of ship structures other than conventional finite element method, a dynamic stiffness method (DSM) is proposed systematically including that for three types of element models. A DSM element accounting for both in-plane and bending vibrations in flat rectangular plates is developed, which makes it possible for modeling wave conversion across junctions in built-up plates. In addition, a DSM element for stiffened plates is formulated, which considers all possible vibrations in plates and beams, i.e., bending, torsion, and extension motions. The third type of DSM plate element takes fluid loading into account, which is induced by vibrating plate. Finally, the proposed DSM method is extended to address vibration transmission in a built-up plate structure, which demonstrates the great potentials of DSM in application to more practical and more general engineering fields.
Part of the book: Metastable, Spintronics Materials and Mechanics of Deformable Bodies