Accession Number:

ADA094712

Title:

Beam Motions under Moving Loads Solved by Finite Element Method Consistent in Spatial and Time Coordinates

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WATERVLIET NY LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A solution formulation and numerical results are presented here for the time-dependent problem of beam deflections under a moving load which can be neither a force nor a mass. The basis of this approach is the variational finite element discretization consistent in spatial and time coordinates. The moving load effect results in equivalent stiffness matrix and force vector which are evaluated along the line of discontinuity in a time-length plane. Numerical results for several problems have been obtained, some of which are compared with solutions obtained by Fourier series explanations.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE