Large amplitude vibrations of a Timoshenko beam under an influence of thermal and mechanical loadings are studied in the paper. The structural parameters of the beam are considered enabling internal resonance conditions. Moreover, it is assumed that the beam gets instantly temperature which is distributed along its length and thickness. The mathematical model represented by a set of partial differential equations takes into account coupled mechanical and thermal fields. The problem is transformed to a set of ODEs by the Galerkin method and three modes of a simply supported beam at both ends are studied. The effect of temperature on internal and external resonances is analysed on the basis of the proposed reduced model.

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