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Independent system displacement variables

  1. Nov 12, 2013 #1
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  3. Nov 14, 2013 #2

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    I've not come across the term before, but since there is supposed to be a 1-1 correspondence with equilibrium equations, I deduce that it means a variable which would represent displacement from equilibrium. In two dimensions, you have X and Y displacement and angular displacement, giving three statics equations.
     
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