"In this thesis, a complete technique is presented for the vibration analysis of any planar structure which can be classified in the broad category of trusses or frames. Although a theoretical backdrop is included for the' sake of completeness, the intent is to provide a technique that is readily adapted to computer usage and can be handled with a minimum of confusion or misunderstanding.
The problem is solved by the use of a displacement technique wherein the inertia and stiffness properties of a structure are calculated by superimposing the contributions of each component of the structure. The calculation of these individual contributions has been standardized by presenting the associated stiffness and mass matrices in a general form that can be applied to any structural member"--Abstract, page ii.
Schaefer, Rodney A., 1926-2002
Best, John, 1925-2015
Atchley, B. L. (Bill L.)
Edwards, Charles L., 1934-
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Engineering Mechanics
University of Missouri at Rolla
© 1966 Edd Leighman Ghent, Jr., All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Trusses -- Vibration
Vibration -- Testing
Vibration -- Mathematical models
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Ghent, Edd Leighman Jr., "Modal characteristics of a vibrating truss" (1966). Masters Theses. 5758.