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Influence of foundation and axial force on the vibration of thin beam under variable harmonic moving load

T O Awodola

Abstract




The influence of foundation and axial force on the vibration of a simply supported thin (Bernoulli Euler) beam, resting on a uniform foundation, under the action of a variable magnitude harmonic load moving with variable velocity is investigated in this paper. The governing equation is a fourth order partial differential equation. For the solution of this problem, in the first instance, the finite Fourier sine transformation is used to reduce the equation to a second order partial differential equation. The reduced equation is then solved using the Laplace transformation. Numerical analysis shows that the transverse deflection of the thin beam, resting on a uniform foundation, under the action of a variable magnitude harmonic load moving with variable velocity decreases as the foundation constant increases. It also shows that as the axial force increases, the transverse deflection of the thin beam decreases.

Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics Vol. 9 2005: pp. 143-150



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jonamp.v9i1.40040
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