Random vibration of multi-span mindlin plate due to moving load

Rong Tyai Wang, Tsang Yuan Lin

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In this paper, the method of modal analysis is presented to study the random vibration of multi-span Mindlin plates due to a load moving at a constant velocity. The moving load is considered to be a stationary process with a constant mean value and a variance. Four types of variances are considered in this study: white noise, exponential, exponential cosine, and cosine. The effect of both velocity and statistical characteristics of the load, and the effect of the span number of the multi-span plate on the mean value, variance of deflection and moment of the structure are investigated. The results of the multi-span Mindlin plate are compared with those of a multi-span classical plate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-356
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers,Series A/Chung-kuo Kung Ch'eng Hsuch K'an
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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