Vibration and stability analysis of a spinning thin-walled composite beam carrying a rigid body

Eken S., Cihan M., Kaya M. O.

ARCHIVE OF APPLIED MECHANICS, vol.91, no.3, pp.809-822, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 91 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00419-020-01790-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, zbMATH, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.809-822
  • Keywords: Thin-walled composite beams, Divergence and flutter instabilities, Spin speed, Axial load, Ply angle, CONCENTRATED MASS, DYNAMIC INSTABILITY, ROTATING SHAFT, MISSILE, FLUTTER
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, we presented the formulation of dynamic stability of spinning thin-walled composite beams carrying rigid bodies. First, we used a circumferentially uniform stiffness lay-up configuration to generate the coupled motion of bending-bending-shear and to solve the eigenvalue problem using the extended Galerkin method. The dynamic stability analysis was carried out for the beam carrying a single rigid body. The divergence and flutter instabilities were found by addressing the effect of the mass ratio and its location along the span of the beam. Along with these, the combined effects of several parameters such as spin speed, axial load, and ply angle were examined to study how they affect the stability of the beam.