- Virgin, L.N. and Plaut, R.H., Effect of axial load on for CED vibrations of beams,
Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 168 no. 3
pp. 395 - 405  .
(last updated on 2007/03/23)
The steady state linear response of beams subjected to a distributed, harmonically varying, transverse force is considered. A static axial load, either tensile or compressive, is also applied to them beam, and damping is included in the analysis. Four standard sets of boundary conditions are treated. The influence of the axial load on the response is investigated, with attention focused on the maximum amplitude of the central deflection over all possible forcing frequencies. Approximate formulas are proposed for the effect of axial load on this maximum response and on the corresponding forcing frequency. The first of these formulas is then compared to a similar approximations for the central deflection when the transverse force is static rather than harmonic.
Particle beams;Tensile testing;Load testing;Elasticity;Force measurement;