Accession Number : AD0785001

Title :   A Method of Analysis of Line Structures by Transfer Matrices Derived from Finite Elements.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE APPLIED MECHANICS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Pilkey,Walter D. ; Haviland,John Kenneth

Report Date : 01 SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : It is shown that transfer matrices can be derived from finite elements to provide an efficient approach for structural analysis of complicated structures with a principal direction. This new substructing technique is particularly appropriate for ship structures. The method is demonstrating using transfer matrices formed with the aid of the finite element program ELAS. (Author)

Descriptors :   *STRUCTURAL MECHANICS, *MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DEGREES OF FREEDOM, COMPUTATIONS, FORTRAN, SHIP STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE