In this paper, the large amplitude free vibration of a cantilever Timoshenko beam is considered. To this end, first Hamilton’s principle is used in deriving the partial differential equation of the beam response under the mentioned conditions. Then, implementing the Galerkin’s method the partial differential equation is converted to an ordinary nonlinear differential equation. Finally, the method of multiple scales is used to determine a second order perturbation solution for the obtained ODE. The results show that nonlinearity acts in the direction of increasing the natural frequency of the thick-cantilevered beam.

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