An exact solution for the natural frequencies and mode shapes for a beam elastically constrained at its ends and to which a rigid mass is elastically mounted is obtained. The attached mass can both translate and rotate. The general solution is obtained using the Laplace transform with respect to the spatial variable and yields the exact solutions to several previously published simpler configurations that were obtained using approximate methods. Numerous numerical results are presented for the natural frequency coefficients that extend previously reported results and that show the transition between various limiting cases. In addition, values are presented for the lowest two natural frequency coefficients for a beam that is clamped at both ends and is carrying a two dof spring-mass system. Representative mode shapes at selected values of the system’s parameters are also given.

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