The response of an infinite beam supported by a Pasternak-type foundation and subjected to a moving load is investigated. It is assumed that the load is uniformly distributed over the finite length on a beam and moves with constant velocity. The equations of motion based on the two-dimensional elastic theory are applied to a beam. Steady-state solutions are determined by applying the exponential Fourier transform with respect to the coordinate system attached to the moving load. The results are compared with those obtained from the Timoshenko and the Bernoulli-Euler beam theories, and the differences between the displacement and stress curves obtained from the three theories are clarified.

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