Accession Number : AD0487416

Title :   TOPOLOGICAL SIMPLIFICATIONS FOR MECHANICAL VIBRATION ANALYSIS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Simmons, James Leon

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : A theoretical method for prepresenting the physical characteristics of a portion of a mechanical piping system in terms of a stiffness matrix involving only those joints at which the sub-system is connected into the overall system is presented herein. The use of this method in reducing the size of the matrices that are needed for finding the normal vibration frequencies of a piping system is discussed, and an outline for a digital computer program to use this method is presented.

Descriptors :   *VIBRATION), (*TOPOLOGY, (*PIPES, VIBRATION), DYNAMICS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, MEMORY DEVICES.

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE