The dynamic stability of the lateral response of a simply supported Bernoulli-Euler beam carrying a continuous series of equally spaced mass particles is analyzed. The beam rests on a uniform elastic foundation and damping is considered by including a distributed viscous damping coefficient. The particles are restricted to constant speed. The Galerkin method is used to generate a set of approximate governing equations of motion possessing periodic coefficients. Floquet theory is utilized to study the parametric regions of stability which are displayed in graphical form.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.