BEAMS ON ONE-WAY ELASTIC FOUNDATIONS

A METHOD IS PRESENTED FOR DETERMINING THE REACTION PRESSURES OF BEAMS SUBJECTED TO DEAD WEIGHT AND CONCENTRATED LOADS AND SUPPORTED ON LINEARLY ELASTIC FOUNDATIONS WHICH ARE UNABLE TO SUPPORT TENSION. THE SUPPORTING MEDIUM WHICH IS REPRESENTED BY A SERIES OF CLOSELY SPACED SPRINGS MAY BE CONTINUOUS OR DISCONTINOUS. THE METHOD MAY BE READILY MODIFIED TO HANDLE SUBGRADES WHICH EXHIBIT NON-LINEAR E-DEFORMATION CHARACTERISTICS AND/OR NON-HOMOGENEOUS SOIL CONDITIONS. THE METHOD MAY BE ALSO BE EXTENDED QUITE EASILY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS OF MAT OR RAFT FOUNDATIONS SUBJECTED TO NUMEROUS COLUMN LOADS AND MOMENTS. THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS MAY BE DRAWN: (1) THE PROPOSED METHOD OF ANALYSIS INCORPORATED EASILY INTO A COMPUTER PROGRAM. (2) THE DISCRETE SOLUTION PRESENTED IS IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH OTHER SOLUTIONS FOR THE CELL LENGHTS CHOSEN IN THE EXAMPLES. (3) DUE TO THE NON-LINEARITY OF THE PROBLEM, SUPERPOSITION IS NOT VALID. /BSCEJ/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 58, No 3, PP 164-178, 13 FIG, 1 TAB, 11 REF, 1 APP
  • Authors:
    • Lin, K K
    • Swartz, S E
    • WILLIAMS, W W
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

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  • Accession Number: 00236312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 1972 12:00AM