A Mathematical Treatise on Vibrations in Railway Bridges

A Mathematical Treatise on Vibrations in Railway Bridges

by C E Inglis

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Overview

Originally published in 1934, this book was written by the renowned British civil engineer Sir Charles Inglis (1875-1952), inventor of the Inglis Bridge and head of the Cambridge University Engineering Department from 1919 to 1943. The text presents a study of 'the dynamic effects in railway bridges, produced by the action of locomotives and other moving loads, and the determination of simple, yet scientific formulae, whereby these effects can be predicted with a reasonable degree of accuracy'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in railway bridges and the history of civil engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107536524
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/03/2015
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Deflections of beams obtained by methods of harmonic analysis; 2. Natural frequencies and normal modes of vibration; 3. Oscillations produced by stationary but alternating distributions of load; 4. Oscillations produced by moving loads of constant magnitude; 5. Oscillations produced by a moving alternating force; 6. Oscillations produced by a moving alternating force, taking into account damping; 7. Oscillations produced by a moving alternating force associated with a concentrated moving mass; 8. Oscillations produced by a moving alternating force associated with a moving concentrated mass and damping influences; 9. Oscillations taking into account the spring movement of a locomotive; 10. Resistance to spring movement treated in accordance with the laws of solid friction; 11. Vector methods for computing oscillations due to alternating forces; 12. Oscillations in short-span bridges; 13. Bridge and locomotive characteristics; 14. Dynamic bending-moments and shearing-forces; Synopsis.

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