The Three-Dimensional Analog of the Classical Two-Dimensional Truss System

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Richard M. Christensen

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, P.O. Box 808 L-356, Livermore, CA 94551-9900Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

J. Appl. Mech 71(2), 285-287 (May 05, 2004) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1651090 History: Received September 25, 2002; Revised September 19, 2003; Online May 05, 2004
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Grahic Jump Location
Eight tetrahedral cells, 36 material members model




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