Taki FE Spreadsheet 01 - truss_070505.xls



Finite Element Example - Truss Analysis
Written by Toshimi Taki Prepared on May 5, 2007
A truss problem shown in the figure above is analysed. This problem is from figure A2.22 in Bruhn's text book. Rod element is used and the element properties and material property are assumed as follows.

Cross Section Area: 1 inch^2

Young's Modulus: 10 Msi

Note: This Excel file can be modified to solve any 2D problem using the following elements:

Rod with 2 end points, "ROD"
Traiangular element with 3 grid points, "TRIA3"
Quadrilateral element with 4 grid points, "QUAD4"
Spring elements, "SPRING"

You may also be interested in a discussion with the author posted in the Site News.

Calculation Reference

Submitted On:
29 Jan 2008
File Size:
1,586.50 Kb
File Version:
File Author:
Toshimi Taki

Full download access to any calculation is available to users with a paid or awarded subscription (XLC Pro).
Subscriptions are free to contributors to the site, alternatively they can be purchased.
Click here for information on subscriptions.
Comments: 1
crystalinv 12 years ago
just downloaded it. will comment on it after brushing through it. thank u.