%0 Journal Article
%T Differential Equation of a Visco-Elastic Beam Subjected to Bending
%A M. Vrabie
%A Ionu£¿-Ovidiu Toma
%A £¿t. Jerca
%J Bulletin of the Polytechnic Institute of Jassy, Constructions, Architechture Section
%D 2009
%I Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Jassy
%X Generally, building materials exhibit a rheological behaviour as a direct consequence of their fundamental material properties such as elasticity, viscosity and plasticity. Based on the Kelvin--Voight model, governing the behaviour of the visco-elastic materials such as concrete, the present paper proposes the differential equation corresponding to the middle line of a visco-elastic beam subjected to bending. The derived equation is then used in the finite element analysis of the beam, also known as the Galerkin method. Following the solving procedure, a system of first order differential equations (expressed in terms of deformations and deformation velocities) is obtained, written in matrix form. The solution of such a system of equations could be obtained by means of the finite differences method.
%K Kelvin-Voight model
%K Galerkin method
%K finite differences method.
%U http://www.ce.tuiasi.ro/~bipcons/Archive/145.pdf