An Application of the Rigid Finite Element Method to Modelling of Flexible Structures
An application of the rigid finite element method (RFEM) to modelling of spatial continuous and discrete systems is presented in the work. It is assumed that the base motion causing vibrations of a flexible system is known. The linear and nonlinear models of a system are described. The nonlinear model enables large displacements to be taken into account.
KeywordsFinite Element Method Nonlinear Model Discrete System Base Motion Flexible System
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