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Problem 27

  • Arturo O. Cifuentes

Abstract

Consider the simple beam structure shown in Figure 27.1. The properties of the beam are as follows: E=3x106 psi, v =.3333, and p (mass per unit of volume) = 7x10-4 llb-s2 /in4. The beam is excited by a base acceleration f(t) in the y-direction given in units of in/s2 by
$$ {\rm{f(t) = - }}{e^{{\rm{ - t}}}}\cos (2\pi {\rm{t}}) $$
(27.1)
Determine the forces in the structure and the displacement at the top (relative to the base) produced by this excitation. This is a typical baseexcitation problem, also called an enforced acceleration problem. This class of problems is of considerable interest in earthquake engineering.

Keywords

Case Control Relative Displacement Executive Control Earthquake Engineering Natural Period 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arturo O. Cifuentes
    • 1
  1. 1.The MacNeal-Schwendler CorporationLos AngelesUSA

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