Assembly of K

  • Hayrettin Kardestuncer
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 144)


When a continuous body is represented by interconnected elements, before introduction of boundary conditions, certain conditions must be satisfied between the elements. Such conditions which are referred to as “displacement compatibilities” often meet with lower degrees at the interfaces than at the nodal points. This is, of course, is the essence of the discrete body versus continuous. In conventional matrix methods, for instance, the assembly of elements is done as follows.


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hayrettin Kardestuncer
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  1. 1.University of StorrsUSA

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