New Element Models in Discrete Structural Analysis

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Abstract

A family of new element models in discrete structural analysis is proposed in this paper. These models consist of finite number of small rigid bodies connected with springs distributed over the contact area of two neighbouring bodies. In general size of stiffness matrices of these element are at most (6×6) which are equal to or even smaller than 1/2 of those of conventional finite elements so that considerable reduction of computing time can be expected. Effectiveness of these elemets in nonlinear structural analysis will be demonstrated by several numerical examples.

Journal

Journal of the Society of Naval Architects of Japan   [List of Volumes]

Journal of the Society of Naval Architects of Japan (141), 174-180, 1977-06  [Table of Contents]

The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers

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  • NII Article ID (NAID) :
    110003878089
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID) :
    AN00194094
  • Text Lang :
    ENG
  • Article Type :
    Journal Article
  • ISSN :
    05148499
  • NDL Article ID :
    1832161
  • NDL Source Classification :
    NC33(船舶--船体強度)
  • NDL Source Classification :
    ZN24(科学技術--運輸工学--船舶)
  • NDL Call No. :
    Z16-537
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