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Closed-form solutions of non-uniform axially loaded beams using Lie symmetry analysis

Kundu, B and Ganguli, R (2020) Closed-form solutions of non-uniform axially loaded beams using Lie symmetry analysis. In: Acta Mechanica .

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In this paper, the governing differential equation of a beam with axial force is studied using the Lie symmetry method. Considering the inhomogeneous beam and non-uniform axial load, the governing equation is a fourth-order linear partial differential equation with variable coefficients with no closed-form solution. We search for a favourable coordinate system where the governing equation has a simpler-form or a closed-form solution. A favourable coordinate transformation is found using the Lie transformation group method. The system of determining equations for the governing equation of a beam with non-uniform axial load is derived and then solved to find a favourable coordinate system dependent on the spatially variable stiffness, mass, and axial force. The class of non-uniform axially loaded beams which have a closed-form solution is determined. The fixed-free boundary condition is imposed to find the invariant closed-form solution. A comparison between the analytical solution derived by the Lie symmetry method and the numerical solution is presented. Lie symmetry analysis yields hitherto undiscovered closed-form solutions for non-uniform axially loaded beams. © 2020, Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Acta Mechanica
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Springer
Keywords: Axial flow; Axial loads; Boundary conditions; Numerical methods, Closed form solutions; Co-ordinate transformation; Free boundary conditions; Governing differential equations; Lie symmetry analysis; Lie symmetry methods; Linear partial differential equations; Variable coefficients, Algebra
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2020 07:24
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2020 07:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/66329

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