A cantilever beam with I-beam cross-section of length L is defined. The beam has five mass points with masses m acting in X-direction. The self-weight is neglected. The frequencies, the mode shapes and the equivalent loads of this 5-DOF system are analytically calculated and compared with results from RSTAB and RFEM.
Cantilever Beam (SDOF) with Periodic Excitation
Combined Loading – Reduced Stress
A cantilever with circular cross‑section is loaded by a concentrated bending force and torque. The aim of this verification example is to compare the reduced stress according to the von Mises and Tresca theories.
Frame Structure Subjected to Earthquake Loading
A two‑storey single‑bay frame structure is subjected to earthquake loading. Modulus of elasticity and cross‑section of the frame beams are much larger than those of the columns so the beams can be considered rigid. Elastic response spectrum is given by the SIA 261/1:2003 standard.
Analysis of Plates Subjected to Different Load Types
A simply supported rectangular plate is subjected to different load types. Assuming only small deformation theory and neglecting self-weight, determine the deflection at its centroid for each load type.
Bending of Simply Supported Triangular Plate
A simply supported equilateral triangular plate is subjected to uniformly distributed transversal load. Assuming small deformation theory and neglecting self‑weight, the maximum out‑of‑plane deflection of the plate is determined.