Moving load on a flexibly supported Timoshenko beam

J. D. Achenbach*, C. T. Sun

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A uniform beam of infinite length is subjected to a force whose point of application moves with constant velocity over the beam. Solutions are obtained that are time invariant in a coordinate system moving with the load velocity. The supporting foundation includes damping effects. The influence of the damping coefficient and the load velocity on the beam response is studied. The limiting case of no damping is included and the various resonance effects are clarified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-370
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1965

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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