The Infinite Elastic Beam on a Linear Viscoelastic Foundationby Alfred M. Freudenthal,
Harold G. Lorsch,
Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 1, Pg. 1-22
Document Type: Journal Paper
Abstract: The infinite, elastic beam on three different types of linear viscoelastic foundations is analyzed under various loads. Initial, transient, and terminal states of beam deflection and foundation pressure are determined; conditions on the load function are stated. Numerical examples with graphs are given. The extension of the results to finite beams is discussed.
Subject Headings: Beams | Elastic analysis | Linear analysis | Viscoelasticity | Elastic foundations | Load factors | Transient loads | Displacement (mechanics)
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