Traveling Loads on Rigid-Plastic Beams

by P.S. Symonds,
B.G. Neal,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 1, Pg. 79-90

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Problem of rigid plastic beam crossed by load which is too large for beam to support statically, such as crossing unsafe bridge; investigation on critical magnitude of traveling load, above which crossing cannot be made at any finite speed without causing total plastic collapse; present study indicates that critical load will not be obtained if mass of beam is taken into account.

Subject Headings: Beams | Critical loads | Failure loads | Plastics | Bridges | Bridge failures | Material failures |

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