String Polygon Analysis of Frames with Straight Members

by J.J. Tuma,
J.T. Oden,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 7, Pg. 63-90

Document Type: Journal Paper


String polygon method as extension of conjugate frame method to multipanel structures is explained; frame members may be of constant or variable section and their deformation may be caused by transverse loads, applied couples, change in volume, or displacement of supports; moment matrix is written in terms of 2 sets of linear equations, elasto-static and static equations, and are solved simultaneously.

Subject Headings: Frames | Deformation (mechanics) | Transverse loads | Load factors | Displacement (mechanics) | Moment (mechanics) | Matrix (mathematics) | Linear functions

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article


Return to search