Modified finite element-transfer matrix method for the static analysis of structures


ÖZTÜRK D., Bozdogan K. B. , NUHOĞLU A.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS, vol.43, no.6, pp.761-769, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.12989/sem.2012.43.6.761
  • Title of Journal : STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.761-769

Abstract

In this paper the Modified Finite Element-Transfer Matrix Method, which is the combination of Transfer Matrix Method and Finite Element Method, is applied to the static analysis of the structures. In the method, the structure is divided into substructures thus the number of unknowns that need to be worked out is reduced due to the transformation process. The static analysis of the structures can be performed easily and speedily by the proposed method. At the end of the study examples are presented for ensuring the agreement between the proposed method and classic Finite Element Method.