Dynamic Response of Beams With Lumped Parameters

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Robert K. Wen

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

J. Appl. Mech 32(2), 453-454 (Jun 01, 1965) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3625833 History: Received July 16, 1964; Online September 15, 2011


The dynamic response of two lumped-parameter models for an elastic beam is considered. It is shown that, as compared to the beam with continuous properties, the model of lumped flexibility yields response that is too high, and the model of lumped mass yields response that is too low.

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