A new numerical approach for solving Timoshenko beam problems is proposed. The approach uses the differential quadrature method (DQM) to discretize the Timoshenko beam equations defined on all elements, the transition conditions defined on the inter-element boundary of two adjacent elements and the boundary conditions of Timoshenko beam structures. The resulting overall discrete equation can be solved by using a solver of the linear algebra. Numerical results of the DQEM Timoshenko beam model are presented. They demonstrate the DQEM numerical method.
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