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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Center for Transportation Studies, P.O. Box 400742
    Charlottesville, VA  USA  22904-4742
  • Authors:
    • Pilkey, W D
    • Haviland, J K
  • Publication Date: 1974-9-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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