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Solving the Bending Vibration of Euler-B...

Maple

Hello

I need to solve the Bending Vibration of Euler-Bernouli Beam Problem and I keep getting stuck. I start with a fairly straight forward fourth order differential eq. Using the dsolve command gives me the general solution

Y(x)=A*sin(a*x)+B*cos(a*x)+C*sinh(a*x)+D*cosh(a*x)

Maple insist on using e^(x)+e^(-x) instead on sinh and cosh - but it's the same. So far so good.

My specific problem is a clamped-pinned beam of length l - so my boundary conditions are (correct me if I'm wrong here):

In the clamped end at x=0: Y(0)=0, Y'(0)=0

In the pinned end at x=l: Y(L)=0, Y''(0)=0

Using both the dsolve(ode,ics) and a dsolve(ode) and then solve(ics) both results in the trivial solution Y(x)=0 - which is wrong - I know there is a tan(a*l)-tanh(a*l) solution.

To get a easier and well documented example to solve by hand, I also tried with a simply supported beam. Boundary conditions are then:

Y(0)=Y(l)=0

Y''(0)=Y''(l)=0

Same result - only the trivial solution Y(x)=0 and If you solve it by hand you get a sin(a*l) solution.

What am I doing wrong? Is it syntax error on my part or what?

I have attached both my maple doc and a pdf with a walkthrough of the correct solution.

Any help would be appreciated

Kind regards

Jacob

Is it possible to append one worksheet i...

Maple 17

Hello

I'm doing some calculation reports in maple. These reports are to be submitted to various classification societies - which all have different requirements to the calculations.

I would like to make a report, where the class specific calculations would be append based on a selection of class in the main calculation.

How do I do this?

If I was using latex, matlab, APDL or something like that, I would do and *IF Class=class1, *INPUT class.calc, *ENDIF, but how to do this in maple?

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