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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), pp. 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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Published date: 2002
Keywords: repetitive, periodic structure, equivalent continuum properties


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Date deposited: 16 Mar 2006
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