Free vibration of stepped beams

L. A. Bergman, J. Lee

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This paper addresses the free vibration of a stepped Euler-Bernoulli beam using dynamic flexibility methods. The characteristic equation of the system is derived, from which the system eigenvalues are found, and a concise expression is given for the system eigenfunctions. Several examples are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond
EditorsHojjat Adeli, Robert L. Sierakowski
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0872628043
StatePublished - 1991
EventASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference - Columbus, OH, USA
Duration: May 20 1991May 22 1991

Publication series

NameMechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond


OtherASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference
CityColumbus, OH, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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