A Matrix Formulation of the Folded Plate Equations

by A. C. Scordelis,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 10, Pg. 1-22

Document Type: Journal Paper


An analytical procedure, utilizing matrix algebra, is developed for determining longitudinal stresses, transverse moments, and vertical deflections in folded plate structures. The procedure provides an efficient and systematic method for analyzing structures of this type. The sequence of matrix operations can be readily programmed for a digital computer having available matrix subroutines. A sequence which has been programmed for the IBM 704 digital computer is described.

Subject Headings: Matrix (mathematics) | Stress analysis | Computing in civil engineering | Moment (mechanics) | Vertical loads | Structural deflection | Folded plates | Computer analysis

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