Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"A general equilibrium-stiffness method of matrix structural analysis was adapted and applied to the solution of the member end forces and moments of each of the members in a curvilinear structural grid system. A structural system of this nature is commonly used as the supporting framework for a "steel-framed dome", in addition to being a basic structural component in many aerospace applications. An integral part of the development of the analysis was the development of a computer program to perform the many complex operations required to obtain the solution. The engineer, by supplying the appropriate structural data and load data to the computer program, is able to obtain the forces and moments at the ends of each of the members in the structural system corresponding to the six possible degrees of freedom of each one of the joints, or nodal points as they are referred to"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Senne, Joseph H.

Committee Member(s)

Andrews, William A., 1922-2009
Best, John, 1925-2015
Gillett, Billy E.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1967

Pagination

ix, 163 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 120).

Rights

© 1967 David Leon Fenton, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Curvilinear coordinates
Structural analysis (Engineering) -- Computer programs
Three-dimensional display systems

Thesis Number

T 2038

Print OCLC #

5988071

Electronic OCLC #

794004959

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