Accession Number : AD0810499

Title :   AUTOMATED METHOD FOR THE LARGE DEFLECTION AND INSTABILITY ANALYSIS OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL TRUSS AND FRAME ASSEMBLIES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 65-Mar 66,

Corporate Author : CASE INST OF TECH CLEVELAND OH

Personal Author(s) : Mallett, R. H. ; Berke, L.

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The computer program presented in this report was developed to predict large deflection behavior of three-dimensional truss and frame assemblies. The solutions are obtained by the direct minimization of the total potential energy with respect to the displacement variables rather than by solving nonlinear matrix equations. Sample problems are presented to demonstrate the analysis capability developed. Instructions for the preparation of the input data and the Fortran IV source program listing are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), (*BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), DEFLECTION, AIRFRAMES, SUPPORTS, STRUCTURES, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, FORCE(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PUNCHED CARDS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, FLOW CHARTING, POTENTIAL ENERGY, STABILITY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE