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RESEARCH PAPERS

Dynamic Characteristics of Large Repetitive Framelike Structures

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Adnan H. Nayfeh, Michael S. Hartle

College of Engineering, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan

J. Appl. Mech 51(3), 510-518 (Sep 01, 1984) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167666 History: Received December 01, 1982; Revised June 01, 1983; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

Using a building block approach and starting with a single element, expressions for the energy of various two-dimensional frametype gridwork configurations are derived. These are then used to develop energy equivalent continua for the grid-works. Equations of motion and associated boundary conditions are obtained for the continua. Some dynamic characteristics of these continua are investigated and compared with corresponding results obtained from finite element codes and also with some available theoretical predictions.

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