Generalized transfer stiffness coefficient method using the graph theory

Yasuhiro Bonkobara, Takahiro Kondou, Takashi Ayabe, Myung Soo Choi

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The generalized transfer stiffness coefficient method using the graph theory is developed in order to improve the applicability of the transfer stiffness coefficient method. In the new method, an analytical model is expresed by a signal-flow graph, and the graph is contracted according to the series and parallel contraction rules. The computational complexity and the memory requirement for the contraction process are both minimized by choosing the optimal contraction route. In addition, it is possible to develop the data-driving program which is applicable to various structures without updating the source program. An algorithm based on the present method is formulated for free and forced vibration analyses of a two-dimensional framework structure. Furthermore, a treatment for applying to a three-dimensional framework structure is described in brief. The validity of the present algorithm is confirmed by the numerical computational results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3343-3350
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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