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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2018, Article ID 1461086, 10 pages
Research Article

Initial Investigation of Energy Finite Element Validation on High-Frequency Flexural Vibration of Stiffened Thin Orthotropic Plates

1School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an 710055, China
2State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Lixia Li; moc.361@81_ileij

Received 1 September 2017; Revised 16 January 2018; Accepted 13 February 2018; Published 26 March 2018

Academic Editor: Matteo Filippi

Copyright © 2018 Miaoxia Xie et al. 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.


Energy finite element analysis (EFEA) has unique advantages in solving high-frequency dynamic responses of orthotropic structures, due to its ability to obtain detailed local response information. In order to accurately predict high-frequency vibration response of the stiffened orthotropic plate, EFEA theory on the propagation of bending wave in the orthotropic structure and the energy transfer coefficient which express the energy transfer at the stiffener was investigated. Based on the EFEA theory presented, high-frequency dynamic responses of a stiffened orthotropic plates were predicted. Furthermore, tests were done for the same problem, and differences between prediction and test were discussed. Finally, the future works were pointed out.