A METHOD OF ANALYSIS OF LINE STRUCTURES BY TRANSFER MATRICES DERIVED FROM FINITE ELEMENTS
It is shown that transfer matrices can be derived from finite elements to provide an efficient approach for structural analysis of complicated structures with a principal direction. This new substructuring technique is particularly appropriate for ship structures. The method is demonstrated using transfer matrices formed with the aid of the finite element program ELAS.
University of Virginia, CharlottesvilleCenter for Transportation Studies, P.O. Box 400742
Charlottesville, VA USA 22904-4742
- Pilkey, W D
- Haviland, J K
- Publication Date: 1974-9-1
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Beams; Finite element method; Shells (Structural forms); Stiffness matrix
- Old TRIS Terms: Beams (Structural); Shell theory; Stiffness matrices
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00072520
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Ship Structure Committee
- Report/Paper Numbers: #74-1 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: N00014-69A-0060-0009
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM