"Natural", "kinematic" and "elastic" displacements of underconstrained structures

K. Yu Volokh, O. Vilnay

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Analysis of pin-bars assemblies in which the number of degrees of freedom is greater than equilibrium matrix rank (underconstrained structures) is carried out. Some approaches to the linear analysis of statics, stability and vibrations are presented. It is shown that the main feature of underconstrained structures is a dominant role of initial equilibrium state or prestressing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)911-930
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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