Passive Analog Computers for Structural Analysis

by R. MacNeal,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 3, Pg. 103-136

Document Type: Journal Paper


Principal application of passive analog computers is to solution of linear static and dynamic structural problems containing from 10 to 100 degress of freedom; 5 examples of structural analysis described include static analysis of delta wing, fuselage shell with cutout, inboard portion of swept wing, and arch dam; vibration mode analysis of Tacoma Narrows Bridge is also described; comparisons of field measurements with analog computer results are included for all examples.

Subject Headings: Dynamic structural analysis | Linear analysis | Static structural analysis | Analogs | Computer analysis | Structural analysis | Computer software | Shell structures | Tacoma | Washington | United States

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