The Infinite Elastic Beam on a Linear Viscoelastic Foundation

by 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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