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Volume 29, 20191st International Conference on Computational Methods and Applications in Engineering (ICCMAE 2018)
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|Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering
|15 October 2019
The Effect of Corrosion on the Natural Frequencies of Beams
Politechnica University Timisoara, Mechanics and Materials Strength Department,
300222 B-dul Mihai Viteazul, no.1,
Corrosion is a natural process of degradation of the mechanical properties of some materials like: metals, ceramics or polymers. The metals and their alloys corrode only because of their presence in a damp environment, but the process is more powerful in some corrosive environments. Corrosion is a diffusion process by which some chemical bonds of the base material are broken, and therefore the oxides, bases, or salts are formed, resulting in a process of mass loss but also of weak interatomic bonding forces, that means a loss of stiffness. Mass distribution and stiffness in a mechanical structure determine the natural frequencies and shape of natural modes, that is, so-called modal parameters that characterize its dynamic behavior. The purpose of this paper is to determine the influence of simultaneous loss mass and loss stiffness on natural frequencies. Applying the Finite Element Method and the Modal Analysis Module of the ANSYS software, the natural frequencies are obtained in numerical approach, which compares with the obtained analytical values, to confirm the validity of the proposed method.
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