Digital computer analysis of rigid body problems
Anthony, Charles B.
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Subroutine T"STADET r analyzes a structure to find if it is stable and determinate. The structure must first be idealized as a rigid body supported by a system of links. The program checks on the arrangement and number of the support links. Flags are set so that this subroutine may be used to select whether to use simple statics or strength of materials methods in subsequent analysis of the problem. Testing of the subroutine is discussed. Two input-output programs are also described. One calculates the reactions in the equivalent support linkages from the resultant load; the other assumes that the properties of the links are known and calculates the allowable load.