On solutions for the transient response of beams

Robert W. Leonard
Jun 1958

Williams type model solutions of the elementary and Timoshenko beam equations are presented for the transient response of several uniform beams to a general applied load. Example computations are shown for a free-free beam subject to various concentrated loads at its center. The discussion includes factors influencing the convergence of model solutions and factors to be considered in a choice of beam theory.

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