Derivation of simplified model governing behavior of Mindlin plate with elastic support traversed by partially distributed moving load

Michael C. Agarana*, Esther T. Akinlabi, Olasunmbo O. Agboola

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The practical importance of dynamic response of elements of structures such as plates when load moves on them cannot be overemphasized in both engineering and applied sciences. The dynamic behavior of an elastic plate resting on a subgrade and traversed by uniform partially distributed moving load is considered in this paper and its simplified governing equations derived. The elastic plate is Mindlin rectangular plate. In particular, the model governing such moving load problem is simplified analytically. The simplified governing model derived is easier to handle. Numerical methods can easily be applied to this simplified model and a lot of computational time is saved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes

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