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Explicit Dynamic Solver

version 1.0.0 (3.45 KB) by Ayad Al-Rumaithi
Explicit dynamic solver using central difference method


Updated 12 Dec 2019

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Explicit dynamic solver using central difference method with example file.

function Result=Central_Difference(Elements,Material,Support,Free,M,C,f,fs)

Elements: a structure containing Elements{i}.DOFs and Elements{i}.Material
where Elements{i}.DOFs=[j k] means element i connect DOF j with k
and Elements{i}.Material=m assign material m to element i

Material: a structure containing material properties for bilinear springs
where Material{m}.k1 is Spring stiffness
Material{m}.x1 is Spring deformation beyond which the stiffness decreases
Material{m}.k2 is Reduced stiffness

Support: a vector of support (Fixed) DOFs of size (nSupport,1)
Free: a vector of free DOFs of size (nFree,1)
M:mass matrix (nFree*nFree)
C:damping matrix (nFree*nFree)
f:external force matrix(nFree,N)
fs: sampling frequency
where N is the length of data points of dynamic force

Result: is a structure consist of
Result.Displacement: Displacement (nFree*N)
Result.Velocity: Velocity (nFree*N)
Result.Acceleration: Acceleration (nFree*N)

Note: Elements are assumed to be springs connecting nodes with bi-linear stiffness (No hysteresis).

Chopra, Anil K. "Dynamics of Structures. Theory and Applications to." Earthquake Engineering (2017).

Cite As

Ayad Al-Rumaithi (2020). Explicit Dynamic Solver (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2017b
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