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Response And Stability Of A Stochastic Beam-Column Using Stochastic Fem

Ramu, SA and Ganesan, R (1995) Response And Stability Of A Stochastic Beam-Column Using Stochastic Fem. In: Computers & Structures, 54 (2). pp. 207-221.

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Abstract

A beam-column resting on continuous Winkler foundation and discrete elastic supports is considered. The beam-column is of variable cross-section and the variation of sectional properties along the axis of the beam-column is deterministic. Young's modulus, mass per unit length and distributed axial loadings of the beam-column have a stochastic distribution. The foundation stiffness coefficient of the Winkler model, the stiffnesses of discrete elastic supports, stiffnesses of end springs and the end thrust, are all considered as random parameters. The material property fluctuations and distributed axial loadings are considered to constitute independent, one-dimension uni-variate homogeneous real stochastic fields in space. The foundation stiffness coefficient, stiffnesses of the discrete elastic supports, stiffnesses of end springs and the end thrust are considered to constitute independent random variables. Static response, free vibration and stability behaviour of the beam-column are studied. Hamilton's principle is used to formulate the problem using stochastic FEM. Sensitivity vectors of the response and stability parameters are evaluated. Using these statistics of free vibration frequencies, mode shapes, buckling parameters, etc., are evaluated. A numerical example is given.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsavier.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2009 08:40
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/19781

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