Shock and Vibration

Shock and Vibration / 2012 / Article

Open Access

Volume 19 |Article ID 194754 | 12 pages |

Analysis of Shearing Viscoelastic Beam under Moving Load

Received27 Jul 2010
Revised06 Apr 2011


In this paper the dynamic behavior of a viscoelastic beam subjected to a moving distributed load has been studied analytically. The viscoelastic properties of the beam have been considered as the linear standard model in shear and incompressible in bulk. The stress components have been separated to the shear and dilatation components then, the governing equation in viscoelastic form has been obtained with direct method and it has been solved with the eigenfunction expansion method. Using the obtained dimensionless coefficients from the governing equation, an analytical procedure has been presented and by parametric studies the effects of the load properties and viscoelastic materials on the amplitude and frequency of the response have been investigated. Such results can present an idea for selecting some parameters in engineering design.

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