Spline Element I—Analysis of High-Rise Building Structures

  • Yu-Qiu Long
  • Zhong Fan


This chapter discusses the spline element method, which is the result obtained by the combination of the spline function and the finite element method. Firstly, the characteristics of the spline functions and spline elements are given. Then, the beam and membrane element models constructed, by the spline functions are presented. Finally, some applications of these spline elements in the analysis of the shear wall and tube structures are illustrated.


finite element spline function spline element high-rise building structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu-Qiu Long
    • 1
  • Zhong Fan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, School of Civil EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.China Architecture Design and Research GroupBeijingChina

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