The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 64 (1986) > Issues > Issue 8 > Microcomputer Analysis of the CUBIC Space Frame
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Microcomputer Analysis of the CUBIC Space Frame

This paper describes a method of analysis that may be applied to the CUBIC space frame and which is suitable to run on microcomputers. The program described requires only the minimum of input, and from this information a grid numbering system is generated and a flexibility matrix derived forassumed corner supports. Subsequently, load intensities and support positions may be input and member shears, axial forces, and node deflections, determined for any number of support or load configurations. An example is given to demonstrate the capabilities of the program, and comparison is made with an established finite element analysis program. J.C. Chilton, C. Daffern, M.L. Kubik and R.E. McConnel