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FEA - Static Condensation Example?

by bugatti79
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Nov5-12, 01:12 PM
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Can anyone point me to an online source detailing an example of the static condensation process in finite elements. I believe sub structuring is another term used to describe the same process.

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Nov21-12, 06:11 PM
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I don't know of a source for describing static condensation but it is not the same as substructuring. Substructuring is when a small model section is removed from the large model. Static condensation is a mathematical problem with certain element types.

Nov22-12, 01:03 PM
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Static condensation is just a matrix manipulation to eliminate part of your system that contain known variables, like imposed forces. I think it's also in Schaum's outline FEA, but there is an online paper called 'sub-modeling techniques for static analysis' by Angel Martinez Aja that explains it in detail.

Nov27-12, 01:39 PM
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FEA - Static Condensation Example?

Thanks folks for that.

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