Truss Analysis by Stiffness Consideration

by Harold C. Martin,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 4, Pg. 1-20

Document Type: Journal Paper


A general method of analysis, particularly advantageous for redundant structures, is developed in detail for the pin-connected truss. The proposed method enables deflections, member forces, and reactions to be determined for any arbitrary set of applied loads.

Subject Headings: Trusses | Stiffening | Structural analysis | Arbitration | Load factors | Structural deflection | Displacement (mechanics)

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