MME  Vol.5 No.4 , November 2015
FE Dynamic Analysis Using Moving Support Element on Multi-Span Beams Subjected to Support Motions
Abstract: In the present study, finite element dynamic analysis or time history analysis of two-span beams subjected to asynchronous multi-support motions is carried out by using the moving support finite element. The elemental equation of the element is based on total displacements and is derived under the concept of the quasi-static displacement decomposition. The use of moving support element shows that the element is very simple and convenient to represent continuous beam moving, deforming and vibrating simultaneously due to support motions. The comparison between the numerical results and analytical solutions indicates that the FE result agrees with the analytical solution.
Cite this paper: Kim, Y. and Lee, S. (2015) FE Dynamic Analysis Using Moving Support Element on Multi-Span Beams Subjected to Support Motions. Modern Mechanical Engineering, 5, 112-121. doi: 10.4236/mme.2015.54011.

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