Experimental Study of Dispersive Waves in Beam and Rod Using FFT

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E. H. Yew, C. S. Chen

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712

J. Appl. Mech 45(4), 940-942 (Dec 01, 1978) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424448 History: Received April 01, 1978; Revised June 01, 1978; Online July 12, 2010


A method of algorism of analyzing wave motions with the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) is presented in this paper. The dispersive characteristics of wave motion in rod and beam were used here as illustrative examples.

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