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The Application of an Electronic Digital Computer to Some Problems of Structural Analysis

THIS paper describes a method of carrying out elastic structural analysis, based on the electronic computer installed at Manchester University. A computer programme is described which will analyse automatically a wide variety of plane structures, in each case taking into account both the direct axial strains and the moments produced by axial forces. Examples are given of structures which have been analysed. The paper also discusses some of the practical points which arise in the solution of engineering problems on digital computers. R.K. Livesley