Bending of Beams Resting on Isotropic Elastic Solid

by A.B. Vesic,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 2, Pg. 35-54

Document Type: Journal Paper


Calculations show that, under concentrated load, ratio of pressures and deflections along beam are constant if beam has infinite length; when analysis of beams of infinite length, resting on elastic-isotropic half-space, is based on coefficient k of subgrade, reaction bending moments are overestimated, contact pressures and deflections underestimated; recommended analytical procedures for beams of various length.

Subject Headings: Beams | Elastic analysis | Bending (structural) | Isotropy | Displacement (mechanics) | Subgrades | Half space | Concentrated loads

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