On a Dynamical Saint Venant Principle

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B. A. Boley

Institute of Flight Structures, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.

J. Appl. Mech 27(1), 74-78 (Mar 01, 1960) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3643938 History: Received February 11, 1959; Online September 16, 2011


The dynamic behavior of a simple mechanical model composed of two Timoshenko beams connected by springs is studied. The accuracy of a quasi-static solution and of Saint Venant’s principle is studied for various rates of load application.

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