SIMILARITY SOLUTIONS AND CONSERVATION LAWS FOR THE BEAM EQUATIONS: A COMPLETE STUDY

Amlan Kanti Halder, Andronikos Paliathanasis, Peter Gavin Lawrence Leach

Abstract


We study the similarity solutions and we determine the conservation laws of various forms of beam equations, such as Euler-Bernoulli, Rayleigh and Timoshenko-Prescott. The travelling-wave reduction leads to solvable fourth-order odes for all the forms. In addition, the reduction based on the scaling symmetry for the Euler-Bernoulli form leads to certain odes for which there exists zero symmetries. Therefore, we conduct the singularity analysis to ascertain the integrability. We study two reduced odes of second and third orders. The reduced second-order ode is a perturbed form of Painlevé-Ince equation, which is integrable and the third-order ode falls into the category of equations studied by Chazy, Bureau and Cosgrove. Moreover, we derived the symmetries and its corresponding reductions and conservation laws for the forced form of the abovementioned beam forms. The Lie Algebra is mentioned explicitly for all the cases.

Keywords


Symmetry analysis, singularity analysis, conservation laws, beam equation

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague