Paper Title
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