Free vibration analysis of tapered beam-column with pinned ends embedded in Winkler-Pasternak elastic foundation

  • Civalek, Omer (Akdeniz University, Civil Engineering Department) ;
  • Ozturk, Baki (Nigde University, Civil Engineering Department)
  • Received : 2009.10.03
  • Accepted : 2010.01.15
  • Published : 2010.03.25


The current study presents a mathematical model and numerical method for free vibration of tapered piles embedded in two-parameter elastic foundations. The method of Discrete Singular Convolution (DSC) is used for numerical simulation. Bernoulli-Euler beam theory is considered. Various numerical applications demonstrate the validity and applicability of the proposed method for free vibration analysis. The results prove that the proposed method is quite easy to implement, accurate and highly efficient for free vibration analysis of tapered beam-columns embedded in Winkler- Pasternak elastic foundations.


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