dc.contributor.author Madutujuh, Nathan en dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-14T21:27:50Z en dc.date.available 2014-03-14T21:27:50Z en dc.date.issued 1991-12-15 en dc.identifier.other etd-01262010-020134 en dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10919/40785 en dc.description.abstract The results of this work are the closed-form expressions for the tangent and secant stiffness matrices of the 3-node Mindlin frame element. From the study of two solution methods and the behavior of the three elements, several conclusions have been made as follows: 1. Because the Mindlin frame element uses quadratic polynoms for the interpolation functions, at least two elements are needed for modelling a member of a plane frame structure. 2. The Mindlin frame element will give a more flexible structure due to the shear deformation effect, but the effect is not always significant. 3. The Mindlin frame element requires about twice degree-of-freedoms than the Bernoulli-Euler frame element requirement. 4. The formulation of tangent stiffness matrix can be simplified, in condition that the internal forces calculations are done using the appropriate nonlinear formulation. The calculation of the tangent stiffness matrix and the internal element forces can be done using different formulations. en dc.format.extent xiii, 119 leaves en dc.format.medium BTD en dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en dc.language.iso en en dc.publisher Virginia Tech en dc.relation.isformatof OCLC# 25498481 en dc.relation.haspart LD5655.V851_1991.M358.pdf en dc.rights In Copyright en dc.rights.uri http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ en dc.subject.lcc LD5655.V851 1991.M358 en dc.subject.lcsh Nonlinear theories en dc.subject.lcsh Structural frames -- Mathematical models en dc.subject.lcsh Trusses -- Mathematical models en dc.title Geometrically nonlinear analysis of plane trusses and plane frames en dc.type Master's project en dc.contributor.department Civil Engineering en dc.description.degree Master of Science en thesis.degree.name Master of Science en thesis.degree.level masters en thesis.degree.grantor Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University en thesis.degree.discipline Civil Engineering en dc.contributor.committeechair Holzer, Siegfried M. en dc.contributor.committeemember Dolan, James Daniel en dc.contributor.committeemember Kuppusamy, Thangavelu en dc.type.dcmitype Text en dc.identifier.sourceurl http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01262010-020134/ en dc.date.sdate 2010-01-26 en dc.date.rdate 2010-01-26 en dc.date.adate 2010-01-26 en
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