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Title: Fixed End Action and Stiffness Matrices for Nonprismatic Beams

Author(s): M. Daniel Vanderbilt

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 75

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 290-298

Keywords: beams (supports); computer programs; frames;loads (forces) ; matrix methods; moment distribution; moments;prestressed concrete; reinforced concrete; shear properties;stiffness; structural analysis.

DOI: 10.14359/10942

Date: 7/1/1978

An algorithm is described which may be used to compute the fixed end action and stiffness matrices for nonprismatic beams subject to point and distributed loads. The program may be used as a subroutine in a structural analysis program or as a stand-alone program for use with a manually-performed moment distribution analysis.


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