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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 4/5
PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPUTING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper XVI.4

Representation of Cables with Material Non-Linearity

K.A. Kashani* and A.J. Bell+

*T.Y. Ho and Partners, Wimbledon
+UMIST, Manchester, England

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
K.A. Kashani, A.J. Bell, "Representation of Cables with Material Non-Linearity", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 133-139, 1987. doi:10.4203/ccp.4.16.4
Abstract
The development of a general 3D cable element capable of handling non-uniform loading has been described earlier. In this paper the development of the extension of this element to cope with material non-linearity is discussed. Three methods of evaluating equivalent nodal forces are derived and their performance is compared with. A method of evaluating the tangent stiffness matrix for such elements is subsequently outlined.

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