Free Vibration Of A Cracked Simply Supported Beam
This study focuses on prominence of an open edge crack on dynamic behaviour of beams. Adoption of Classical
beam theory derived the equations of motion. A massless spring symbolises the crack flexibility. First, at a definite location
on the beam surface crack depth is varied and further the shift in crack position along the length of the beam spotted
deviation in natural frequency. These results matched with those obtained from numerical finite element formulation.
Keywords- Crack, Flexibility, Massless Spring, Natural Frequency