The Matrix Stiffness Method-Part 2

  • W. J. Spencer


In a final presentation of the matrix stiffness method of structural analysis, a general technique applicable to all classes of structure is outlined. The technique uses coordinate transformation and it is first necessary to discuss the axes of reference used to define the structure and its actions.


Stiffness Matrix Elastic Foundation Local Axis Load Vector Element Stiffness 
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  1. Zienkiewicz, O. C. (1971). The Finite Element Method in Engineering Science, McGraw-Hill, London.zbMATHGoogle Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Jenkins, W. M., Structural Mechanics and Analysis, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1982.Google Scholar
  2. Willens, N. and Lucas, W. M., Structural Analysis for Engineers, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1978.Google Scholar

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© W. J. Spencer 1988

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