Accession Number:

ADP000044

Title:

Maxwell's Theorem for Frames,

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Corporate Author:

MERRITT CASES INC REDLANDS CA

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Report Date:

1981-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Maxwells Theorem 1890 for trusses is extended to rigid frames through an extended definition of the length L and the coordinates Q. An expression L NQ for the length in terms of Q and the geometrytopology matrix N is derived in the process. Simple examples are presented. The extension facilitates uniform numerical manipulation and processing. Implications on optimum material volume and topology of frames remain to be investigated.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE