Abstract

A practical electrical beam analogy which employs ideal transformers is derived from the equations of a segment of nonuniform beam which is loaded by vertical shears and moments applied at its ends. This analogy is suitable for the solution of static-load problems, vibration problems, and transient-load problems. The superiority of this analogy over an analogy derived by replacing differential operators by difference operators is demonstrated by means of error calculations for uniform cantilever and simply supported beams.

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