On the continuum properties of repetitive beam-like pin-jointed structures

Stephen, N.G. and Zhang, Y. (2002) On the continuum properties of repetitive beam-like pin-jointed structures. The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 37, (5), 459-464.


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The equivalent continuum beam properties of a one-dimensional repetitive structure have previously been determined through eigenanalysis of the transfer matrix of a single cell. A simpler procedure requires a knowledge of the stiffness matrix of the single cell, together with the ability to deduce the displacement vectors for tension, bending and shear. A once and for all application of the principle of minimum potential energy for tension yields the equivalent continuum Poisson's ratio, from which the remaining properties follow.

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Keywords: repetitive, periodic structure, equivalent continuum properties
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 22069
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:11
Contact Email Address: ngs@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/22069

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