FINITE ELEMENT FOR TIMOSHENKO BEAM BASED ON MECHANICAL IMPEDENCE

A finite element model for representation of a Timoshenko beam segment is derived. The model is a massless beam, having bending and shear flexibility, carrying concentrated masses on rigid arms to account for translatory and rotary inertia. The accuracy of the model is demonstrated by comparing its impedance and ground shock response to those of the exact Timoshenko beam, the exact Bernoulli-Euler beam, and center-of-gravity lumped mass models. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Progress Report No. 1, Mar 70-Apr 71
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Department of Engineering Mechanics
    University Park, PA  USA  16802
  • Authors:
    • Rangaiah, V P
    • Neubert, V H
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1972 12:00AM