Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 136358, 10 pages
Research Article

A Numerical Approach to Static Deflection Analysis of an Infinite Beam on a Nonlinear Elastic Foundation: One-Way Spring Model

Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735, Republic of Korea

Received 28 February 2013; Accepted 26 March 2013

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Marino

Copyright © 2013 Jinsoo Park et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A numerical procedure proposed by Jang et al. (2011) is applied for the numerical analyzing of static deflection of an infinite beam on a nonlinear elastic foundation. And one-way spring model is used for the modeling of fully nonlinear elastic foundation. The nonlinear procedure involves Green’s function technique and an iterative method using the pseudo spring coefficient. The workability of the numerical procedure is demonstrated through showing the validity of the solution and the convergence test with some external loads.