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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 63
Edited by: B. Kumar and B.H.V. Topping
Paper VI.3

On the Dynamic Response of a Beam on a Tensionless Elastic Foundation

M. Mofid and M.R. Shadnam

Civil Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

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M. Mofid, M.R. Shadnam, "On the Dynamic Response of a Beam on a Tensionless Elastic Foundation", in B. Kumar, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Computing Developments in Civil and Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 193-196, 1999. doi:10.4203/ccp.63.6.3
This article extends a procedure that has been used to discretize a static physical system following the assumption that a continues flexible beam can be replaced by a system of rigid bars and joints which resist relative rotation of the attached bars. This procedure is called "discrete element response of beams". The object of this paper is to present and formulate a new, simple, practical and inexpensive approximate technique for determining the response of beams with different boundary conditions, carrying a moving mass on a tensionless elastic foundation, which usually ends in very complicated nonlinear differential equations.

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