Accession Number : AD0741453

Title :   Flexure of a Beam Supported on an Elastic Foundation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Feiken,Ronald William

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The thesis presents a technique for analyzing the flexure of a beam supported on an elastic foundation, which does not allow normal tensile stresses at the interface, using the finite element method. The technique presented can be used in instances where the shape of the beam or foundation is irregular and where the beam or foundation is nonhomogeneous. The beam and foundation are represented by elements that have displacement functions that vary as the third-degree of Y and the fifth-degree of X. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), DEFORMATION), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), ELASTIC PROPERTIES, THESES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE