Analytical modeling of squeeze film damping for rectangular elastic plates using Green's functions

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An analytical method for the solution of squeeze film damping based on Green's function to the nonlinear Reynolds equation considering an elastic plate is presented. This allows calculating the stiffness and damping forces rapidly for various boundary conditions. The elastic plate velocity is applied to the nonlinear Reynolds equation as a forcing term. The nonlinear Reynolds equation is divided into multiple linear nonhomogeneous Helmholtz equations, which then can be solvable using the presented approach. Approximate mode shapes of a rectangular elastic plate are used, enabling the calculation of the damping ratio and frequency shift for the linear case, as well as the complex resistant pressure, for both linear and nonlinear cases. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Journal of Sound and Vibration