Use of finite element techniques for calculating the dynamic response of structures to moving loads

Jia-Jang Wu, A.R. Whittaker, M.P. Cartmell

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Abstract

This paper presents a technique for using standard finite element packages for analysing the dynamic response of structures to time-variant moving loads. To illustrate the method and for validation purposes, the technique is first applied to a simply supported beam subject to a single load moving along the beam. Finally, it is applied to the problem that initiated the work: calculation of the effects of two-dimensional motion of the trolley on the response of the base structure of a mobile gantry crane model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-799
Number of pages11
JournalComputers and Structures
Volume78
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • concentrated point load
  • moving loads
  • finite element
  • dynamic responses

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