Title: Vibration response of a beam with different appendages subjected to a moving system

Authors: Hazem S. Zibdeh, Ibrahim Abu-Alshaikh

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan. ' Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan

Abstract: This paper presents a non-dimensional analytical solution to the vibration displacement response of an elastic homogeneous isotropic beam with different appendages attached at different points. The beam is subjected to a load system moving with a uniform velocity. The decomposition method is utilised to obtain an analytical closed-form expression for the vibration displacement response of the beam. The effect of different types of appendages attached to the beam at different points, the inertia effect, and the velocity effect of the load moving system on the response of the beam are all discussed in detail.

Keywords: dynamic response; decomposition method; moving loads; beam appendages; vibration response; vibration displacement; elastic homogeneous isotropic beam; velocity effect.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVNV.2008.020937

International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration, 2008 Vol.4 No.2, pp.93 - 106

Available online: 24 Oct 2008 *

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