Author: Uhlmann, H L B
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Uhlmann, H L B
The PRESIDENT, proposing the thanks of the meeting to Mr. Bowie, said it would be appreciated that in the presentation of his subject he had given information additional to that contained in the paper. The purpose of the Institutions’ meetings was to pool knowledge, and Mr. Bowie had helped in that regard in a very able manner. The hearty thanks of the Institution were due to him, not only for the information he had given, but also for the very able and interesting manner in which he had presented it.
Several pure mathematical solutions have been obtained for beams resting on elastic foundations, see, for example, Terzaghi's "Theoretical Soil Mechanics," but these are restricted to certain standard types of loading and to constant flexural rigidity of the beam.
The essence of this method is contained in a consideration of the equilibrium of a beam, loaded at its centre with a point load “P," and supported elastically along its length in such a way that the degree of support is directly proportionate to the depression of the supporting medium.