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World Journal of Mechanics

Inverse Problems for an Euler-Bernoulli Beam: Identification of Bending Rigidity and External Loads

Author: Hiroaki Katori ABSTRACT We present a method for identifying the flexural rigidity and external loads acting on a beam using the finite-element method. We used mixed beam elements possessing transverse deflection and the bending moment as the primary degrees … Continue reading

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Viscosity Transient Phenomenon during Drop Impact Testing and Its Simple Dynamics Model

Author(s): Chen Liu, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Yukio Fujimoto ABSTRACT Most soft materials behave as if they were hardened when subjected to an impact force. The strain rate dependence of viscosity resistance is the reason for this behavior. The authors carried out … Continue reading

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Did You Know that Over the Last 2000 Years in Statics No Scientific Discoveries Were Done?

Statics is a part of mechanics. Mechanics is a part of fundamental physics. Until recent times, the latest discovery was made in statics in the 3rd century BC by Archimedes, who discovered the “Law of Archimedes” for the force, acting … Continue reading

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