Beam with a Traveling Load

Application ID: 20401

This example shows how to model a load which varies in space and time. A series of load pulses travel along a beam which is supported at equal distances.

For some combinations of the traveling speed of the load pulses and the spacing between them, it is possible to excite resonances in the beam. The effects of four different combinations of these parameters are investigated.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: