solveTruss v1.0: Static, global buckling and frequency analysis of 2D and 3D trusses with Mathematica


ÖZBAŞARAN H.

SOFTWAREX, vol.6, pp.135-140, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.softx.2017.05.004
  • Journal Name: SOFTWAREX
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-140
  • Keywords: Truss, Buckling, Frequency, Mathematica
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Trusses have an important place amongst engineering structures due to many advantages such as high structural efficiency, fast assembly and easy maintenance. Iterative truss design procedures, which require analysis of a large number of candidate structural systems such as size, shape and topology optimization with stochastic methods, mostly lead the engineer to establish a link between the development platform and external structural analysis software. By increasing number of structural analyses, this (probably slow-response) link may climb to the top of the list of performance issues. This paper introduces a software for static, global member buckling and frequency analysis of 2D and 3D trusses to overcome this problem for Mathematica users. (C) 2017 The Author. Published by Elsevier B.V.