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Scholarly Research Exchange
Volume 2009, Article ID 856320, 6 pages
Research Article

Dynamic Stability of Axially Accelerating Viscoelastic Plate

School of Sciences, Xi'an University of Technology, Xi'an 710048, China

Received 17 October 2008; Revised 2 January 2009; Accepted 12 February 2009

Copyright © 2009 Yin-Feng Zhou and Zhong-Min Wang. 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.


The transverse vibration of an axially accelerating viscoelastic plate is investigated. The governing equation is derived from the two-dimensional viscoelastic differential constitutive relation while the resulting equation is discretized by the differential quadrature method (DQM). By introducing state vector, the first-order state equation with periodic coefficients is established and then it is solved by Runge-Kutta method. Based on the Floquet theory, the dynamic instability regions and dynamic stability regions for the accelerating plate are determined and the effects of the system parameters on dynamic stability of the plate are discussed.