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Mechanics in Engineering ›› 2006, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (2): 0-0.doi: 10.6052/1000-0992-2005-178

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DYNAMIC RESPONSES OF AN ELASTICALLY SUPPORTED BEAMS WITH DAMPING SUBJECTED TO BLAST LOADS

Qin FANG   

  • Received:2005-04-30 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2006-04-10 Published:2006-04-10

Abstract: Much attention has been paid to the properties of materials and the shapes of cross sections of beams in order to increase the resistance of blast-loaded structures. This paper discusses how to increase the blast resistance of beams effectively by elastic and damping supports at the ends of beams. The equations of the forced vibration of an elastically supported beam with damping are obtained by the Lagrange equations. The responses of the beam subjected to two typical blast loads with long and short durations are analyzed. The numerical results show that the displacements of the ends are decreased with the increase of the damping coefficient and the stiffness of the elastic support. In the case of blast loads with long duration, the resistance of beams can only be increased effectively by using elastic and damping supports simultaneously at the ends of beams, while the resistance of beams can be increased effectively by using elastic and damping supports either jointly or separately in the case of blast loads with short duration.

Key words: beam, elastic support, damping support, blast load,