Assignment#02

Finite Element Methods

Statement:

1.9 For the tapered bar shown in Figure 1.20. The area of cross section changes along

the length as . where A0 is the cross-sectional area at x=0, and is

the length of the bar. By expressing the strain and kinetic energies of the bar in

matrix forms, identify the stiffness and mass matrices of a typical element. Assume

a linear model for the axial displacement of the bar element.

Figure:

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Solution:

Step 1: Idealization

As shown in the above figure the bar is distributed into three equal and same elements.

We take a typical element of length 𝑙 (e) with nodal unknowns

1

e

and

2

e

at nodes 1

and 2.we take linear displacement model of bar element.

12

.......... 1xx

Step 2: B.C’s

At x=0

1

e

x

And at x=

2

e

x

Putting these conditions in equation.1 and finding them values of constants

gives

11

e

and

21

2

ee

e

Putting these values in equation 1 we get

21

1

ee

e

e

xx

Element strain:

21

ee

e

e

d

dx

Element stress:

21

ee

ee

e

E

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Finite Element Method

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