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The use of finite element techniques for calculating the dynamic response of structures to moving loads

Wu, J.J., Whittaker, A.R., and Cartmell, M.P. (2000) The use of finite element techniques for calculating the dynamic response of structures to moving loads. Computers and Structures, 78 (6). pp. 789-799. ISSN 0045-7949 (doi:10.1016/S0045-7949(00)00055-9 )

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Abstract

This paper presents a technique for using standard finite element packages for analysing the dynamic response of structures to time-variant moving loads. To illustrate the method and for validation purposes, the technique is first applied to a simply supported beam subject to a single load moving along the beam. Finally, it is applied to the problem that initiated the work: calculation of the effects of two-dimensional motion of the trolley on the response of the base structure of a mobile gantry crane model

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Cartmell, Prof Matthew and Whittaker, Dr Arthur
Authors: Wu, J.J., Whittaker, A.R., and Cartmell, M.P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Computers and Structures
ISSN:0045-7949
ISSN (Online):0366-7138
Published Online:18 September 2000

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