Graphic statics using discontinuous Airy stress functions
Journal article, 2016

It is known that the equilibrium of two-dimensional trusses can be represented using Maxwell reciprocal diagrams and polyhedral Airy stress functions, with the change in slope of the stress function corresponding to a tension force. This article generalises the analysis to include two-dimensional frames, showing how a discontinuity in the value of the Airy stress function corresponds to a bending moment.

Author

Christopher John Kenneth Williams

Chalmers, Architecture

International Journal of Space Structures

0956-0599 (ISSN)

Vol. 31 2-4 121--134-

Subject Categories

Architectural Engineering

Geometry

Areas of Advance

Building Futures

DOI

10.1177/0266351116660794

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Created

10/7/2017