In this paper, the Differential Quadrature Method (DQM) is used to study the large amplitude free vibration of thin annular sector plates. The geometrical nonlinear governing equations of motion are derived based on the classical plate theory and using the von Karman nonlinear strain-displacement relationships. Following the DQ-procedure and employing the concept of new degrees of freedom a nonlinear eigenvalue problem is obtained which is solved iteratively and nonlinear natural frequencies of the plate are obtained. The results show a very good convergence and they are compared with the available literature for the clamped boundary conditions to demonstrate the validity of the work. The effects of boundary conditions, inner to outer radius ratio and sector angle on the large amplitude free vibration of thin plate are studied.

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