- Volume 20 Issue 1
To calculate the bending frequency of a beam with a crack, the author has developed the computor programe. With a simple example, numerical calculations and experiments were carried out. The results were as follows. 1) As the values of experiments have comparatively agreed with those of calculations, it was proved that the computor program could he applied to a beam with a crack. 2) In the case that the shape of crack is narrow and deep at the fixed edges, the value of experiment may not considerably correspond with that of calculation. 3) If the bending frequency was varied a few % due to a crack, it was turned out that the beam might be fatal on strength.