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 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.

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