This book addresses the solution of rotating beam free-vibration problems using the finite element method. It provides an
introduction to the governing equation of a rotating beam, before outlining the solution procedures using Rayleigh-Ritz, Galerkin
and finite element methods. The possibility of improving the convergence of finite element methods through a judicious selection
of interpolation functions, which are closer to the problem physics, is also addressed. The book offers a valuable guide for
students and researchers working on rotating beam problems - important engineering structures used in helicopter rotors, wind
turbines, gas turbines, steam turbines and propellers - and their applications. It can also be used as a textbook for specialized
graduate and professional courses on advanced applications of finite element analysis.