Flexural and torsional resonances of ceramic tiles via impulse excitation of vibration

A. A. Wereszczak, R. H. Kraft, J. J. Swab

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A practice was demonstrated that could independently determine, with high resolution, bulk E, G, and ν of disk, square, hexagonal, and half-hexagonal ceramic tiles or plates. The method combines modal finite element analysis and the flexural and torsional resonance values (measured by impulse excitation of vibration) for a given geometry and material. The consideration of both resonances is important in this practice because ν is able to be explicitly determined as a consequence and its value does not need to be assumed to determine E and G (as would occur when only one of their resonant frequency values is known).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages7
JournalCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2003
Event27th International Cocoa Beach Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: B - Cocoa Beach, FL, United States
Duration: Jan 26 2003Jan 31 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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