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Published September 1979 | public
Journal Article

Beam Equation with Variable Foundation Coefficient


The equation w^4(x) + x^Pw(x)=0 in the region (0

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Copyright © 1979, ASCE. Discussion open until March 1, 1980. To extend the closing date one month, a written request must be filed with the Editor of Technical Publications, ASCE. This paper is part of the copyrighted Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 105 , No. EMS, October, 1979. Manuscript was submitted for review for possible publication on July 28, 1978. We would like to thank A. Chang of the Booth Computing Center of the California Institute of Technology for his assistance in evaluating the integrals involved in the analytical approach, and in computing the functions by the numerical method. A portion of this work was supported by a grant from the American Petroleum Institute.

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