The force density method: A brief introduction.

Southern, R., 2011. The force density method: A brief introduction. Technical Report. Poole, England: Bournemouth University. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The method of force density was developed in response to the need for computational modelling of structures for the Munich Olympic complex. The method relies on the assumption that the ratio of tension force to length of each cable can be constant, transforming a system of non-linear equations to a set of linear equations which can be solved directly. In this short note I will give an introduction, description and some results of using the FDM for use as a parameterization technique.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Force Density Method ; Parameterization
Subjects:Science > Mathematics
Group:Media School
ID Code:20650
Deposited By: Dr Richard Southern
Deposited On:11 Feb 2013 14:24
Last Modified:11 Feb 2013 14:24

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