Conjugate structure method

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The conjugate structure method is developed from first principles for the general three-dimensional case including shearing deformations and various sources of excitation. It is shown that the analogy is a direct result of the particular mechanics of reticulated structures and that the anomalies that arise in applying the method are a consequence of the fundamental difference between the static and kinematic problems. Once recognized, the anomalies are easily treated. The success of the approach presented here lies in a clear separation between the static and kinematic problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1412-1428
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering (United States)
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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