determinate structure

determinate structure

[də′tər·mə·nət ′strək·chər]
(mechanics)
A structure in which the equations of statics alone are sufficient to determine the stresses and reactions.
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The thematic, tonal, and formal structures of a literary work are a chief constituent of the determinate structure of meaning in that work.
The use of synthetic anatomical models that represent one determinate structure of natural or organic occurrence is of great didactic assistant and frequent had as support tool the lessons of Human Anatomy.
Maker, on the contrary, argues that "this self-cessation is the collapse of the determinate structure of consciousness and this collapse constitutes the beginning of science by yielding a radical indeterminacy which cannot be further characterized" (129).
The wide range of topics includes: structural analysis modeling, statistically determinate structures, force and displacement methods of analysis, strain energy and virtual work, determination of displacements by virtual work, displacement of elastic structures by special methods, influence lines, effects of axial forces on flexural stiffness, plastic analysis of continuous beams and frames, structural dynamics, computer analysis of framed structures, and reliability analysis of structures.
Among the topics covered are: statically determinate structures, deflections of structures, statically indeterminate structures, plastic analysis, uses of cables, moment distribution, and influence lines and their application.

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