What was Timoshenko’s Small-Increment Method? With an Application to Low-Velocity Impact of a Wood Beam

Tiberiu Polocoşer, Bohumil Kasal, Aljoscha Hallermann, Xinyi Li
  • Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, March 2017, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/s40870-017-0093-7

Numerical methods for low velocity impact with an experimental example.

What is it about?

We clarify a numerical method that is often cited but not properly described and compare it to a few other methods that have been developed throughout the years to solve the same impact problem. The predictive capabilities are assessed by an experiment with a wood beam.

Why is it important?

By being clear in our exposition of a numerical method and combining it with an experimental example, this problem can be a textbook case for understanding low-velocity impact and classical mechanical vibrations.

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