Vibration problems dealing with advanced Mathematical and Numerical Techniques have extensive application in a wide class of problems in ae- nautics, aerodynamics, space science and technology, off-shore engineering and in the design of different structural components of high speed space crafts and nuclear reactors. Different classes of vibration problems dealing with complex geometries and non-linear behaviour require careful attention of scientists and engineers in pursuit of their research activities. Almost all fields of Engineering, Science and Technology, ranging from small domestic building subjected to earthquake and cyclone to the space craft venturing towards different planets, from giant ship to human skeleton, encounter problems of vibration and dynamic loading. This being truly an interdisciplinary field, where the mathematicians, phy- cists and engineers could interface their innovative ideas and creative thoughts to arrive at an appropriate solution, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, India, a premier institution for education and research in engineering, science and technology felt it appropriate to organize 8th International C- ference on “Vibration Problems (ICOVP-2007)” as a part of its sesquicentenary celebration. The conference created a platform and all aspects of vibration phenomenon with the focus on the state-of-the art in theoretical, experimental and applied research areas were addressed and the scientific interaction, p- ticipated by a large gathering including eminent personalities and young research workers, generated many research areas and innovative ideas.
Table of ContentsPreface: D. Sengupta, N.R. Bandyopadhyay, B. Mukhopadhyay; E. Inan. Free vibrations of delaminated composite cylindrical shell roofs; A.K. Acharyya, D. Chakraborty, A. Karmakar. Computational dynamic analysis of single-mass freely shaking conveyers with centrifugal vibration exciter; F. Alisverisçi. On the application of constant deflection contour method to non-linear vibration analysis of elastic plates and shells; M.M. Banerjee. Crack detection in cantilever beam using vibration response; A.K. Batabyal, P. Sankar and T.K. Paul. Large amplitude free vibration of a rotating nonhomogeneous beam with non-linear spring and mass system; R.K. Bera, P.C. Ray, A. Chakrabarti, B. Mukhopadhyay. Non-trivial high frequency effects (hfe) on mechanical oscillators with nonlinear dissipation; S. Chatterjee. Wire rope based vibration isolation fixture for road transportation of heavy defence cargo; S. Chaudhuri, B. Kushwaha. A comparison of vibration amplitudes of a rotor bearing system due to various types of defects in rolling element bearings; A. Choudhury, N. Tandon. Asymptotic limits of the frequency of vibrations of a generalized thermoelastic infinite plate; N.C. Das, S. Sarkar, R. Mitra. Free vibration analysis of a rotating beam with non-linear spring and mass system; S.K. Das, P.C. Ray, G. Pohit. Travelling waves in a prestressed elastic tube filled with a fluid of variable viscosity; H. Demiray, T.K. Gaik. Measurement of flow induced vibration of reactor component; N. Dharmaraju, K.K. Meher, A.R Rao. Behavior of high and intermediate frequency modes of structures subjected to harmonic excitation: M. Dhileep. Limit cycle oscillations; D. Dutta, J.K. Bhattacharjee. Pushover analysis methodologies: A tool for limited damage based design of structure for seismic vibration; S.C. Dutta, S. Chakroborty, A. Raychaudhuri. Nonlinearwaves in a stenosed elastic tube filled with viscous fluid: forced perturbed Korteweg-De Vries equation; T.K. Gaik, H. Demiray, O.C. Tiong. Determination of mechanical property of synthetic rubber using optical mouse as a vibration sensor; N. Gupta, M. Sharma, S. Sarangi, R. Bhattacharyya. Large amplitude vibrations of noncircular cylindrical shells; S.M. Ibrahim, B.P. Patel, Y. Nath. 3-D vibration analysis of microstretch plates; E. Inan, A. Kiris. Finite element formulation for passive shape control of thin composite plates with integrated piezoelectric layer; R. Kadoli, R.G. Kendri. 3-D vibration analysis of the rectangular micro damaged plates; A. Kiris, E. Inan. Noise reduction of air blower casing using composites; S.Kolla, Y.A. Kumar, S. Rajesh. Parametric estimation of nonlinear 3-D of system using genetic algorithm in time domain; R.K. Kumar, S. Sandesh, K. Shankar. Effect of trenches on attenuation of ground vibration during pile driving; C.K. Madheswaran, K. Natarajan, R. Sundaravadivelu, A. Boominathan. Random vibration of a simple oscillator under different excitations; A. Maiti, G.P. Samanta. Experimental analysis of thermally induced motion of u-tubes; P. Malik, R. Kadoli. Response of a harmonically excited hard duffing oscillator – Numerical and experimental investigation; A.K. Mallik. Identification of viscoelastic model of filled rubber and numerical simulation of its time dependent response; B. Marvalova. Elastic oscillations of space tethers and the space elevator; A.K. Misra, S.S. Cohen. Asymptotic models of bloch-floquet waves in periodic waveguides; A.B. Movchan. Error analysis in computational elastodynamics; S. Mukherjee, P. Jafarali, G. Prathap. Finite element analysis of free and transient vibration in sandwich folded plates; S. Pal, A.G. Niyogi. Recent advances in optimization of