Identification of Bending Stiffnesses in Symmetric Laminates using Vibrational Characteristics

Hisao Fukunaga, Hideki Serine, Takashi Kumeda

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This paper presents an identification method for five bending stiffnesses of symmetric laminates using the vibrational characteristics. A rough value of bending stiffnesses is first estimated using the five lowest pairs of eigenfrequencies and eigenmodes. Then the estimation of bending stiffnesses is improved by minimizing the difference between the measured and calculated eigenfrequencies. The effect of the measurement errors on the identification results is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3252-3258
Number of pages7
Journaltransactions of the japan society of mechanical engineers series c
Issue number578
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • Bending Stiffnesses
  • Bending-Twisting Coupling
  • Composite Materials
  • Identification
  • Symmetric Laminates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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