Accession Number : AD0616705

Title :   THE DYNAMIC FLEXURAL RESPONSE OF SYNTHESIZED INFINITE BEAMS.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MISSILE CENTER POINT MUGU CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Garcia,M. A.

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : Primarily, this is an investigation into the physical occurrences associated with the transverse, or flexural, dynamic response of a beam as described by the macroscopic theories. The primary purpose is not to solve problems of practical interest, although it is indicated how the data presented are used for this end, but to treat in detail some of the fundamental physics involved in the flexural response of beams. Towards this goal, the beam is synthesized in a manner that emphasizes certain phenomena associated with the dynamic bending of beams. Consequently, the beam is artificial in the sense that a continuous system is approximated by a model which collects certain characteristics of the system into discrete elements, i.e., chords (tension-compression members) connected by massless shear webs, and which also neglects the elasticity of the real system in the vertical direction.

Descriptors :   (*BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), DYNAMICS), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, DEFORMATION, SHEAR STRESSES, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, STRESSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE