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Vibrations with Coulomb Friction
A simple oscillator consists of mass m (considered only in x-direction) and linear spring of stiﬀness k. The mass is embedded on a surface with Coulomb friction and is loaded by constant-in-time axial and transversal forces.
Bending Vibrations with Axial Force
A cantilever of rectangular cross‑section has a mass at its end. Furthermore, it is loaded by an axial force. Calculate the natural frequency of the structure. Neglect the self‑weight of the cantilever and consider the influence of axial force for the stiffness modification.
Impulse Applied to Simply Supported Beam
A concentrated force is applied for a short period of time at the mid‑span of a simply supported beam. Considering only small deformation theory and assuming that the mass of the beam is concentrated at its mid‑span, determine its maximum deflection.
A double‑mass system consists of two shafts and two masses represented by the corresponding moments of inertia, concentrated in given distance as nodal masses. The left shaft is fixed, and the right mass is free. Neglecting the self‑weight of the shafts, determine the torsional natural frequencies of the system.