In this paper a higher order finite layer formulation based on the auxiliary nodal surface (ANS) technique for a forced vibration analysis of rectangular plates is presented. The forced vibration analysis has been performed using the Newmark integration method for investigating the vibration characteristics and finding the response of rectangular plates under the action of dynamic loads. The forced vibration of the rectangular plates subjected to moving and impact loads has been studied.
Several examples have been studied to show the good performance of the higher order finite layer with one ANS for forced vibration analysis of plate.
Keywords: Finite layer, Forced Vibration, Thick Plate.