Stodola method

Stodola method

[′stō·də·lə ‚meth·əd]
(mechanics)
A method of calculating the deflection of a uniform or nonuniform beam in free transverse vibration at a specified frequency, as a function of distance along the beam, in which one calculates a sequence of deflection curves each of which is the deflection resulting from the loading corresponding to the previous deflection, and these deflections converge to the solution.