Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2005 (2005), Issue 4, Pages 425-435

Novel procedure to compute a contact zone magnitude of vibrations of two-layered uncoupled plates

J. Awrejcewicz,1 V. A. Krysko,2 and O. Ovsiannikova2

1Department of Automatics and Biomechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, 1/15 Stefanowskiego Street, Lodz 90-924, Poland
2Department of Mathematics, Saratov State University, B. Sadovaya 96a, Saratov 410054, Russia

Received 15 February 2004

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A novel iteration procedure for dynamical problems, where in each time step, a contacting plates' zone is improved, is proposed. Therefore, a zone and magnitude of a contact load are also improved. Investigations of boundary conditions' influence on externally driven vibrations of uncoupled two-layer plates, where for each of the layers, the Kirchhoff hypothesis holds, are carried out.