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Tag: Displacement Methods Finite-Element Methods

From the basic principles given in preceding articles, systematic procedures have been developed for determining the behavior of a structure from a knowledge of the behavior under load of its components. In these methods, called finite-element methods, a structural system is considered an assembly of a finite number of finitesize components, or elements. These are assumed to be connected to each other only at

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Tag: Displacement Methods Displacement Methods

For analysis of a statically determinate or indeterminate structure by any of the displacement methods, independent displacements of the joints, or nodes, are chosen as the unknowns. If the structure is defined in a three-dimensional, orthogonal coordinate system, each of the three translational and three rotational displacement components for a specific node is called a degree of freedom. The displacement

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