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Title: Plane stress analysis of wood members using isoparametric finite elements, a computer program

Author: Gerhardt, Gary D.;

Date: 1983

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-35. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 15 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: A finite element program is presented which computes displacements, strains, and stresses in wood members of arbitrary shape which are subjected to plane strain/stressloading conditions. This report extends a program developed by R. L. Taylor in 1977, by adding both the cubic isoparametric finite element and the capability to analyze nonisotropic materials. The computer subroutines developed by the author are listed in this report, along with both the details for incorporating them into Taylor’s program and the required user instructions.

Keywords: Finite element analysis, computer program, isoparametric elements, stress analysis, orthotropic materials, anisotropic materials, plane loading, design, cubic finite element, quadratic finite element

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Gerhardt, Gary D. 1983. Plane stress analysis of wood members using isoparametric finite elements, a computer program. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-35. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 15 p.

 


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