A Note on the Use of Approximate Solutions for the Bending Vibrations of Simply Supported Cracked Beams Articles uri icon

publication date

  • April 2010

start page

  • 24504


  • 2


  • 132

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1048-9002

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-8927


  • The main goal of this note is to discuss the applicability of approximate closed-form solutions to evaluate the natural frequencies for bending vibrations of simply supported Euler&-Bernoulli cracked beams. From the well-known model, which considers the cracked beam as two beams connected by a rotational spring, different approximate solutions are revisited and compared with those found by a direct method, which has been chosen as reference.