NON-LINEAR RESPONSE OF A BEAM TO PERIODIC LOADING

THE STEADY STATE RESPONSE OF A NON-LINEAR BEAM UNDER PERIODIC EXCITATION IS INVESTIGATED. THE NON-LINEARITY IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE MEMBRANE TENSION EFFECT WHICH IS INDUCED IN THE BEAM WHEN THE DEFLECTION IS NOT SMALL IN COMPARISON TO ITS THICKNESS. THE EFFECTS OF MULTIMODE PARTICIPATION ARE INVESTIGATED FOR SIMPLY SUPPORTED AND CLAMPED BOUNDARY CONDITIONS. THE FINITE ELEMENT TECHNIQUE IS USED TO FORMULATE THE NON-LINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS OF THE STRAIGHT BEAM AND THE METHOD OF AVERAGING IS USED TO OBTAIN AN APPROXIMATE SOLUTION TO THE NON-LINEAR EQUATIONS UNDER HARMONIC LOADING. AN ANALOG COMPUTER WAS USED TO SIMULATE THE NON-LINEAR BEAM EQUATION WHICH WAS SUBJECTED TO HARMONIC EXCITATION. THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL VALUES IS REASONABLY GOOD. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Intl J Non-linear Mech /UK

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  • Authors:
    • Busby, H R
    • Weingarten, V I
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 289-303
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00210232
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1973 12:00AM