Closed-form solution for reinforced Timoshenko beam on elastic foundation

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This paper suggests a method for obtaining closed-form solutions for a reinforced Timoshenko beam on an elastic foundation subjected to any pressure loading. A particular solution is obtained for uniform pressure loading at any location of the beam. This solution can be used to calculate settlement, rotation, tension, bending moment, and shear force of the beam. A parametric study is carried out to investigate the effects of geosynthetic shear stiffness and tension modulus and the location of the pressure loading. Results are presented and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)868-874
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Engineering Mechanics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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