Accession Number : ADP000044

Title :   Maxwell's Theorem for Frames,

Corporate Author : MERRITT CASES INC REDLANDS CA

Personal Author(s) : Lev,Ovadia E.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Maxwell's Theorem (1890) for trusses is extended to rigid frames through an extended definition of the length L and the coordinates Q. An expression L = NQ for the length in terms of Q and the geometry/topology matrix N is derived in the process. Simple examples are presented. The extension facilitates uniform numerical manipulation and processing. Implications on optimum material volume and topology of frames remain to be investigated.

Descriptors :   *Structural engineering, *Structural mechanics, *Frames, *Theorems, Structural analysis, Trusses, Structural response, Rigidity, Length, Topology, Matrices(Mathematics), Numerical analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE