onsider a simply/supported bridge loaded at the quarter point by a vehicle of +0t !+0,000kg". If the deflection at the loaded point has been either computed or measured to be +.mm under a load of +kN, then we can compute the natural frequency.
- 0 * 10 * 1&, t
Ignoring the self/weight of the bridge, for simplification, we have spring stiffness !k" as
1ass vibrated is m % +0,000 kg so that
)uppose we have a cantilever of length 2 with a load # at the end which causes a deflection !3" at that point.
We know from simple beam bending theory that the end deflection for this configuration is given by
where 4 is the modulus of elasticity and I is the second moment of area of the section. &ence, the stiffness k is given by
)o, our basic equation for natural frequency becomes