In this paper, a novel method is proposed to address the non-linear dynamic response of a beam-like structure supported by a tensionless foundation due to moving loads. A lattice spring model (LSM) is developed to describe the structure as a discrete assembly of particles interacting via shear and rotational springs while the tensionless foundation is simulated using a chain of one-way normal springs connecting the particles to the ground. The total time for the travelling load to traverse the beam is divided into a number of steps and the generalised explicit matrix equation can be solved for each time step to obtain the time-history response of the structure. An iterative procedure is adopted to obtain the correct sign of lateral displacement for all particles at each time step, which determines the lift-off regions throughout the beam. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Advanced Materials Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||A novel technique for dynamic analysis of beam-like structures on tensionless elastic foundations subjected to moving loads - Madrid, Spain|
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …