Beam Subjected to Traveling Load
Application ID: 22251
As an example of how to build an app using the Application Builder, this application simulates the transient response of a beam, or bridge, that is placed on several equidistant supports and is subjected to a traveling load.
The purpose of the Beam Subjected to Traveling Load app is to analyze the structural response of a bridge when vehicles pass over it. Many of the bridge's parameters can be varied, such as its material properties and many of its geometric parameters.
One observation from the analysis is that certain vehicle speeds cause resonance in the bridge and it undergoes high amplitude oscillation.
This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:
however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
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