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Out-of-Plane Impact at the Tip of a Right-Angled Bent Cantilever Beam

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B. Wang

School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 2263

T. X. Yu, S. R. Reid

Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMIST, P.O. Box 88, Sackville Street, Manchester, M60 1QD, U.K.

J. Appl. Mech 62(4), 887-892 (Dec 01, 1995) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2896016 History: Received December 20, 1993; Revised June 28, 1994; Online October 30, 2007

Abstract

The present paper provides an analysis of the response of a right-angled bent cantilever beam subjected to an out-of-plane impulsive load (i.e., suddenly imposed velocity) applied to concentrated mass at its tip. If T 0 and M 0 are the fully plastic torque and bending moment, respectively, of the cross section, it is shown that for the case T 0 /M 0 < 1, a double hinge mechanism is required, with a pure bending hinge in the first segment of the beam and a combined bending-torsion hinge in the second segment. The history of deformation is described following impartation of the load.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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