Beam on tensionless Foundation

by N. C. Tsai,
Russell A. Westmann,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 5, Pg. 1-12

Document Type: Journal Paper


The problem of determining the response of a loaded beam on a bilinear Winkler foundation is solved. The problem of a tensionless foundation is then treated as a limiting case. The nonlinear integral equation formulation is solved numerically. Results for the beam deflections, moments, and shears are presented graphically.

Subject Headings: Tension members | Beams | Foundations | Load factors | Tension | Integrals | Integral equations | Numerical methods

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