This work is based on the free vibration analysis of a simply supported shaft structure. Theoretical analyses along with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are to be carried out to determine the responses of structure. The shaft is modelled in solid works and analyzed with computational engineering tool ANSYS WORKBENCH 2019 software. Here both cracked and uncracked simply supported shaft will be considered. A crack detection procedure will be carried out.
Key words: Finite Element Analysis (FEA), ANSYS WORKBENCH, crack detection