Discontinuous Maxwell–Rankine stress functions for space frames

Allan McRobie, Chris Williams

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Abstract

This article shows how bending and torsional moments in three-dimensional frames can be represented via a discontinuous Maxwell–Rankine stress function. The associated Rankine reciprocal contains polygonal faces whose areas represent forces. These faces are orthogonal to the member forces (which may include shear forces) and need not be orthogonal to the beams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-47
JournalInternational Journal of Space Structures
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • frames
  • graphic statics
  • grillage analysis
  • Maxwell stress function
  • Rankine reciprocal diagrams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Conservation
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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