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Unexpected result with bar fixed to spring with periodic loading

  1. Nov 11, 2011 #1
    Hi, I solved a steady state problem involving a bar fixed to string in the left side and pulled periodically on the right side [itex]f(x,t)=P_0sin(wt)[/itex]. To check the solution i made E (young's modulus) go to infinity, essentially making the bar rigid. the expression i expected to receive is:

    u(x,t) = [itex]\frac{P_0sin(wt)}{k}[/itex]

    which is hookes law.

    but the expression i received was:

    u(x,t) = [itex]\frac{P_0sin(wt)}{k-ρ_{1D}Lw^{2}}[/itex]

    the density is one dimensional and L is the bar length.
    this expression has an extra term that depends on the frequency which subtracts from the spring constant.
    i checked the units and my calculations and they seem to add up. i cant visualize the effect of frequency on the displacement field for a rigid bar. Does this term really "exist" or is this some kind of error?

    BTW, the model i used for the bar is the longitudinal displacement equation for bars:
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  3. Nov 11, 2011 #2


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    The "extra" term looks like the rotary inertia of the beam, and a term something like that should be there.

    Look up the theory of single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) vibrating systems.
  4. Nov 11, 2011 #3
    Thank you, I see it know.
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