Published Papers
     Search Papers (Springer,
   After 2008)
     Search Papers (Dbpia,
   Until 2007)
     Search Papers (JMST
   own data base)
       - Classification By Year   
       - Classification By Topic
     Special Issues
Subject Keyword Abstract Author
homotopy perturbation analysis of nonlinear free vibration of Timoshenko microbeams

Hamid Moeenfard, Mahdi Mojahedi, Mohammad Taghi Ahmadian*
The Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, vol. 25, no. 3, pp.557-565, 2011

Abstract : This paper uses He’s Homotopy Perturbation Method (HPM) to analyze the nonlinear free vibrational behavior of clamped-clamped and clamped-free microbeams considering the effects of rotary inertia and shear deformation. Galerkin’s projection method is used to reduce the governing nonlinear partial differential equation. to a nonlinear ordinary differential equation. HPM is used to find analytic expressions for nonlinear natural frequencies of the pre-stretched microbeam. A parametric study investigated the effects of design parameters such as applied axial loads and slenderness ratio. The effect of rotary inertia and shear deformation on the nonlinear natural frequency was investigated. For verification, a numerical approach was implemented to solve the nonlinear equation. of vibration. A comparison between analytical and numerical results shows that HPM can predict system nonlinear vibrational behavior significantly more accurately than previously used methods in the literature.

Keyword : Homotopy perturbation method; Modified lindstedt-poincare method; Shear deformation; Rotary inertia; Microbeam; Nonlinear free vibration

JMST Editorial Office: #702 KSTC New Bldg, 22 7-gil, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06130, Korea
TEL: +82-2-501-3605, E-mail:
JMST Production Office: #702 KSTC New Bldg, 22 7-gil, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06130, Korea
TEL: +82-2-501-6056, FAX: +82-2-501-3649, E-mail: