Accession Number:

ADA170885

Title:

Static and Dynamic Formulation of a Symmetrically Laminated Beam Finite Element for a Microcomputer.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 83-Aug 84,

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This paper is to introduce a formulation, an efficient solution procedure, a microcomputer program, and a graphics routine for an anisotropic symmetrically laminated beam finite element including the effect of shear deformation. The emphasis of the formulation and solution procedure is for simplicity, efficiency, and easy implementation in microcomputers. The element possesses six d.o.f.s at each of the two nodes transverse deflection and slope due to bending and shear, respectively and a twisting angle and its derivative with respect to the beam axis.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Hardware
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE