Similitude methods are a set of tools which allow the design of scaled-up or scaled-down models of a full-scale structure called a prototype. In this way, the financial and temporal costs of experimental tests, and the problems associated with the set-up of too large (or small) test articles, may be overcome. This article provides a brief review of similitude methods applied to plates in a vibroacoustic field. Particularly, it is dedicated to a thorough analysis of similitude conditions and scaling laws for uncovering commonalities and differences, and physical interpretations, obtained from applying different scaling methods.
Casaburo, Alessandro; Petrone, Giuseppe; Franco, Francesco; and De Rosa, Sergio
"Similitude theory applied to plates in vibroacoustic field: a review up to 2020,"
Progress in Scale Modeling, an International Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://uknowledge.uky.edu/psmij/vol1/iss1/3