Author

Sarang Afzali

Publication Date

1994

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Marchertas, Algirdas

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

LCSH

Finite element method--Computer programs||Structural analysis (Engineering)--Computer programs

Abstract

A finite element method is utilized to analyze one- and two-dimensional discrete plane structure problems. The FEM formulation used are based on the principle of minimum potential energy. A new element of truss/frame has been introduced, providing moment release at any given end. In addition, the feature of temperature effect, resulting in an internal force in an element, has been incorporated. Furthermore, the boundary constraint system has been introduced. Finally, several examples are given as case studies to validate the computer program.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (leaf [69])

Extent

vii, 150 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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