Simplified modeling of beam vibrations induced by a moving mass by regression analysis
In this paper, we propose a fast computation of beam-type dynamic response to a moving mass. Dynamics of a single-span beam is first accurately computed with a semi-analytical procedure based on characteristic orthogonal polynomials (COPs), in the case of a force or a mass traveling across. A regression analysis is then adopted to automatically define the effects of the moving mass once the effects of the moving force are known. Best-fitting multivariable correlation splines, with strictly given coefficients, are obtained. The provided correlation splines conveniently interpolate the maximum design parameters of the base beam over a wide range of load inertia and velocity. Results provided are valid for any geometry and elastic stiffness of the beam, thanks to a properly set normalization factor here defined. Hence, practitioners are provided with an effortless and highly simplified direct prediction of design parameters when inertial interactions are taken into consideration.
Mohsen Ebrahimzadeh Hassanabadi