Accession Number:

ADA158902

Title:

Micro-Computer Based Dynamic Analysis of Linear Undamped Plane Frame Structures.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

This paper presents an assimilation of mathematical models and solutions needed in order to develop computer based analysis of dynamic structures. Using the variational formulation and a direct integration technique, a dynamic finite element model is developed. Modal analysis of unknown displacements of the structure, and the dynamic reduction of the structure are presented as alternative solutions. A system of micro-computer based programs which apply the presented solution techniques is described. The system of programs support varying cross sections of frame members, application of static, harmonic and non-harmonic loading conditions, and node displacements in the form of uniform base motion or independent node movement. Additional keywords Matricesmathematics Flow charting Numerical integration. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE