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DYNAMIC MULTI-STRUCTURE IN MODELLING A TRANSITION FLEXURAL WAVE

  • Alexander B. Movchan (a1), Michele Brun (a2) (a3), Leonid I. Slepyan (a4) and Gian F. Giaccu (a5) (a6)

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This paper presents a model of a 1D–1D dynamic multi-structure, supporting propagation of a transition wave. It is used to explain the recent phenomenon of the collapse of the San Saba bridge. An analytical model is supplied with illustrative numerical simulations.

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