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Infinitesimal and Finite Mechanisms

  • Tibor Tarnai
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 412)

Abstract

In the design of engineering structures, an important question is whether a structure is rigid. For conventional structures, rigidity is a fundamental requirement. However, there are cases where just the opposite is required. In order to answer the question of rigidity we have to know the static-kinematic properties of the structure. In the forthcoming, these properties will be investigated for bar-and-joint assemblies, that is, for structures composed of straight bars and frictionless pin joints. Firstly, we survey the basic terms to be used in the analysis.

Keywords

Internal Force Compatibility Equation Kinematic Property Plane Truss Internal Displacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tibor Tarnai
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  1. 1.Budapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

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