Effects of flexural stiffness, axial velocity and internal support locations on translating beam's natural frequencies
The aim of this paper is to examine the natural frequencies of beams for different flexural stiffness, internal simple support locations and axial moving speed. In the present investigation, the linear transverse vibrations of an axially translating beam are considered based on Euler-Bernoulli model. The beam is passing through two frictionless guides and has an internal simple support between the guides. The governing differential equations of motion are derived using Hamilton's Principle for two regions of the beam. The method of multiple scales is employed to obtain approximate analytical solution. Some numerical calculations are conducted to present the effects of flexural rigidity, mean translating speed and different internal support locations on natural frequencies. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.