Accession Number:

AD0785001

Title:

A Method of Analysis of Line Structures by Transfer Matrices Derived from Finite Elements.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE APPLIED MECHANICS GROUP

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

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 substructing technique is particularly appropriate for ship structures. The method is demonstrating using transfer matrices formed with the aid of the finite element program ELAS. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE