Accession Number : AD0675799

Title :   IMPLICATIONS OF THE THEORY FOR THE MODIFICATION OF ELEMENTS IN THE DISPLACEMENT METHOD,

Corporate Author : BOEING CO RENTON WASH COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Sack,Ronald L. ; Carpenter,William C. ; Hatch,Glenn L.

Report Date : 17 MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Today, many automated computer programs are available to the analyst for the solution of structures and/or structural systems. These programs usually use either the matrix force method or the matrix displacement method. In the case of a force-method program it is necessary to have a uniform structure in order to use the programmed b1 redundant systems. Hence, structural irregularities such as cutouts must be introduced as modifications to the original analysis. The displacement method can cope with a cutout in one pass; therefore, no cutout technology per se is necessary. However, usually it is necessary to modify the original structure analyzed and determine the resulting stresses and/or deflections. The equations for performing modifications to the structure (in the displacement method) were outlined originally by Argyris. The purpose of this note is to explore the implications and ramifications of these concepts when used to analyze cutouts in the context of the matrix displacement method. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRUCTURES, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), DEFORMATION, STRESSES, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE