Coupling of Substructures for Static Structural Analyses 700217
This paper presents a study of the current state-of-the-art in the matrix analysis of complex redundant structures by the substructure approach. The analysis deals with the process of subdividing a system into substructures that are treated separately and synthesizing these again to obtain the elastic properties of the complete system. The synthesis is accomplished in accordance with the requirements of the force equilibrium and deflection compatibility at the substructures common joints.
An example problem is worked out in an attempt to demonstrate the application of the method.