Vibration Analysis of Cracked Composite Laminated Plate: A Review
Composites are one of the rapidly consuming materials due to their utmost attractive applications ranging from the aerospace to the agricultural products. The composite structures usually experience vibration during service. Experiments showed that presence of delamination in composite structures is one of the major causes of failures in laminated structures. Presence of delamination in a structure not only significantly impacts the stiffness of the structure with declining trends but also affect their vibration properties. The purpose of this paper is to review the literature studies on the effect of vibration on composite delaminated structures subjected to different boundary conditions. The literature studies have been classified on the basis of methodology adpated to analyze the problem i.e experimental work, analytical approaches and finite element methods. In this review particular attention has been given to the study of results attained from the analytical analysis, finite element and experimental works. Comparison of the results conducted by other researchers in the field of the free and forced vibration behavior of the composite laminates subjected to delamination or cracked structures has also been studied. Studies have shown that the location and size of delamination in composite structures significantly impacted the natural frequencies and mode shapes.