Accession Number : ADA019848

Title :   The Riccati Transfer Matrix Method.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Horner,Garnett C. ; Pilkey,Walter D.

Report Date : JAN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The Riccati transfer matrix method is a new technique for analyzing structural members. This new technique makes use of an existing large catalog of transfer matrices for various structural members. The numerical instability encountered when calculating high resonant frequencies, static response of a flexible member on a stiff foundation, or the response of a long member by the transfer matrix method is eliminated by the Riccati transfer matrix method. The computational time and storage requirements of the Riccati Transfer matrix method are about half the values for the transfer matrix method.

Descriptors :   *STRUCTURAL MEMBERS, *STRESSES, DEFLECTION, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Civil Engineering
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE