A collection of solutions to the Timoshenko beam equation is presented. Various types of support conditions and impact conditions are included. In every case the impact is assumed to be a pulse in the form of a half-sine wave. The results were found numerically, using the method of characteristics, except for one case, which was done in addition by the Laplace transform method, for check purposes. Agreement with experiment is good except for a pulse of duration comparable to the time required for the bending-type wave to travel a distance of one diameter. Discussion is included of the differences among the various cases studied.
Issue Section:Research Papers
Topics:Laplace transforms, Waves
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