Abstract

The authors have developed a true dynamic analogy which has been used with the Cal Tech electric-analog computer for the rapid and accurate solution of both steady-state and transient beam problems. This analogy has been found well suited to the study of beams having several coupled degrees of freedom, including torsion, simple bending, and bending in a plane. Damping and effects such as rotary inertia may be handled readily. The analogy may also be used in the study of systems involving combined beams and “lumped-constant” elements.

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