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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This set of forces is created by removing the redundancies and solving the resulting statically determinate structure (which is now called fundamental structure) under the action of its real loading.
In the case of statically determinate structures, the set of linear equilibrium equations (8) is the set of equations to solve to directly find the unknown values of the force densities [q.sub.i,j].
For the statically determinate structures [10] and after inserting in the set of equations (8) the known values of reactions on the supports, matrix A is reduced to a square matrix [K.sub.e] of dimensions 2N x 2N, in two dimensions and 3N x 3N in three dimensions.
The thematic, tonal, and formal structures of a literary work are a chief constituent of the determinate structure of meaning in that work.
(30.) GRISET, supra note 6, at 56 (observing that the prospect of returning to prison on a parole violation was "a constant reminder" for offenders "that, in spite of the rhetoric, sentences remained uncertain under the new determinate structure").
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).
Elevated concrete tanks with a shaft supporting system are determinate structures. It will collapse by forming the first plastic hinge in any location along the shaft height, because only path of transmitting lateral forces is failed.
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.
The authors acknowledge that union officers operate within determinate structures, but insist that their values play an important role in explaining their behavior, the conflicts in which they become involved, and the priorities that are given to recruitment and bargaining objectives.

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