The paper presents the dynamic response of an Euler-Bernoulli beam supported by an elastic foundation and subjected to a moving step load. The Riccati transfer matrix method for linear multibody systems (Riccati MSTMM) is employed to find eigenfrequencies and mode shapes of the supported beam. A comparison of results obtained with the finite element method (FEM) indicates that the Riccati MSTMM is more accurate when using the same number segments. Based on these results, the dynamic response of the beam with moving step load is investigated for different propagation velocities by mode superposition, and the effect of loads is discussed.

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