Four-Member Truss Snap-Through

Verification Example

A structure is made of four truss members, which are embedded into hinge supports. The structure is loaded by a concentrated force and alternatively by imposed nodal deformation over the critical limit point, when snap-through occurs. Imposed nodal deformation is used in RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8 to obtain full equilibrium path of the snap-through. The self-weight is neglected in this example. Determine the relationship between the actual loading force and the deflection considering large deformation analysis. Evaluate the load factor at given deflections.

RFEM Programa principal
RFEM 5.xx

Programa principal

Software de engenharia estrutural para análises de elementos finitos (AEF) de estruturas planas e espaciais constituídas por lajes, paredes, vigas, sólidos e elementos de contacto

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3.540,00 USD
RSTAB Programa principal
RSTAB 8.xx

Programa principal

Software de engenharia para o dimensionamento de estruturas reticuladas de pórticos, barras e treliças, com cálculos lineares e não-lineares de esforços internos, deformações e reações de apoio

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2.550,00 USD