Abstract:In this paper, a real-part BEM for solving the eigenfrequencies of plates is proposed for saving half effort in computation instead of using the complex-valued BEM. By employing the real-part fundamental solution, the spurious eigenequations in conjunction with the true eigenequation are obtained for free vibration of plate. To verify this finding, the circulant is adopted to analytically derive the true and spurious eigenequations in the discrete system of a circular plate. In order to obtain the eigenvalues and boundary modes at the same time, the singular value decomposition (SVD) technique is utilized. For the continuous system, mathematical analysis for the spurious eigenequation was done by using the degenerate kernel and Fourier series. Good agreement of the analytical solutions (continuous and discrete systems) is made. Three cases, clamped, simply-supported and free circular plates, are demonstrated analytically and numerically to see the validity of the present method. SVD updating technique is adopted to suppress the ocurrence of the spurious eigenvalues, and a clamped plate is demonstrated analytically for the discrete system in this paper.