# The contribution of Gustav R. Kirchhoff to the dynamics of tapered beams

@article{Cazzani2017TheCO, title={The contribution of Gustav R. Kirchhoff to the dynamics of tapered beams}, author={Antonio Cazzani and Luciano Rosati and Peter Ruge}, journal={ZAMM ‐ Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics / Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik}, year={2017}, volume={97} }

Gustav Kirchhoff has been credited, among many other renowned achievements, as the first scientist who tackled and solved the problem of studying the transversal vibrations of beams with variable cross‐section. His contribution, which was presented in 1879 and published in the following year, is nowadays almost forgotten in the international scientific community, with the only exception of the German‐speaking countries. For this reason it is rediscovered and thoroughly discussed here, with an…

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