THE HARMONIC RESPONSE OF UNIFORM BEAMS ON MULTIPLE LINEAR SUPPORTS - A FLEXURAL WAVE ANALYSIS

1990-09-22
MEAD, DJ
Yaman, Yavuz
A wave approach is developed for the exact analysis of the harmonic response of uniform finite beams on multiple supports. The beam may be excited by single or multi-point harmonic forces or moments; its supports may have general linear characteristics which may include displacement-rotation coupling. Use is made of the harmonic response function for an infinite beam subjected to a single-point harmonic force or moment. The unknowns of the finite beam problem are the support reaction forces/moments and the magnitudes of four waves reflected from the ends of the beam. Equations are presented for the response of a single-bay beam with various support conditions and subjected to single-point harmonic excitation. The same equations, but with the simple addition of further straightforward terms on the right-hand side, are used for multi-point excitation. The effects of damping are easily incorporated. Equations for multi-supported beams are also presented together with illustrative computed frequency-response curves. Natural frequencies have been calculated by finding resonance frequencies of very lightly damped beams. These compare impeccably with the results of other investigators.

Citation Formats
D. MEAD and Y. Yaman, “THE HARMONIC RESPONSE OF UNIFORM BEAMS ON MULTIPLE LINEAR SUPPORTS - A FLEXURAL WAVE ANALYSIS,” JOURNAL OF SOUND AND VIBRATION, vol. 141, no. 3, pp. 465–484, 1990, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/38132.