Static and dynamic analysis of linear elastic systems on non-prismatic three dimensional beam elements

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Doyle, WS en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Resende, Luís Nuno da Costa en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-06T07:10:26Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-06T07:10:26Z
dc.date.issued 1980 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Resende, L. 1980. Static and dynamic analysis of linear elastic systems on non-prismatic three dimensional beam elements. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12730
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 100-103. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract A computer programme NONPRI, has been developed for the analysis of three dimensional skeletal assemblages consisting of non-prismatic members. It is capable of static and dynamic analysis of structures consisting of members whose constitutive relationship is linear elastic. The finite element formulation is based on the family of quadratic isoparametric finite elements. The three noded space frame element is quite versatile in that it can account for shear as well as flexural 9 axial and torsional deformation effects making it suitable for thin and thick beam analysis and for cases where the axial and torsional deformations are relevant. The element can be degenerated to a truss/frame transition element (3 translational degrees of freedom at each node - rotations ignored) and further degenerated to become a truss element. Furthermore, the element internal node is defined to lie at an arbitrary position inside the element. Thus, this flexibility in the non-prismatic element formulation makes it very powerful in practical analysis problems. An out-of-core solution technique is used for the equations of static analysis bearing in mind the capability for solving large structural systems. An in-core solution technique is used for the equations of dynamic analysis bearing now in mind that these equations represent an iterative process which can otherwise become computationally very expensive. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Civil Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Static and dynamic analysis of linear elastic systems on non-prismatic three dimensional beam elements en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Civil Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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