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Advances in Mechanical Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 169598, 7 pages
Research Article

Effect of Viscoelasticity on the Natural Frequencies of Axially Moving Continua

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Celal Bayar University, Muradiye, 45140 Manisa, Turkey
2Applied Mathematics and Computation Center, Celal Bayar University, Muradiye, 45140 Manisa, Turkey

Received 29 December 2012; Revised 5 March 2013; Accepted 6 March 2013

Academic Editor: Jianqiao Ye

Copyright © 2013 B. Burak Özhan and Mehmet Pakdemirli. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Linear models of axially moving viscoelastic beams and viscoelastic pipes conveying fluid are considered. The natural frequencies of the models are calculated. For both models, viscoelasticity terms are assumed to be of order one. Natural frequencies corresponding to various beam and pipe parameters are presented. Effects of viscoelasticity on the natural frequencies are discussed.