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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 32
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper XI.3

The B-Spline Field Approximation Method Applied to Beam Vibration

A.H. Vermeulen* and G.R. Heppler#

*Rogue Wave Software, Corvallis, USA
#Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
A.H. Vermeulen, G.R. Heppler, "The B-Spline Field Approximation Method Applied to Beam Vibration", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computational Techniques for Civil Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 303-318, 1995. doi:10.4203/ccp.32.11.3
The B-spline field approximation method is applied to the free vibration of straight Euler-Bernoulli and Timoshenko beams. Both C0 and C1 discretizations of the Timoshenko beam are considered. The vibration characteristics of these models are compared with traditional finite element models; the B-spline method is found to out perform the finite element method.

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