Nonlinear oscillations in a suspension bridge. (English) Zbl 0676.35003

This paper deals with a simplified mathematical model for a suspension bridge \[ u_{tt}+K_1u_{xxxx} + K_2u^+ = W(x) + \varepsilon f(x,t);\quad u(0,t)=u(L,t)=0,\quad u_{xx}(0,t)=u_{xx}(L,t)=0, \tag{1} \] where \(W(x)\) is the weight per unit length at \(x\), and \(f(x,t)\) is an externally imposed periodic function.
A. C. Lazer and the first author [Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré, Anal. Non Linéaire 4, 243–274 (1987; Zbl 0633.34037)] considered (1) under the assumption that \(u(x) = W_0 \sin (\pi x/L)\).
The paper in question deals with periodic solution of (1) in the more realistic case that \(W(x)=W_0\), \(0<x<L\).
Reviewer: Jinghuang Tian


35B05 Oscillation, zeros of solutions, mean value theorems, etc. in context of PDEs
35G15 Boundary value problems for linear higher-order PDEs
35B10 Periodic solutions to PDEs


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