# Chapter 14 Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method

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Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method Structural Analysis 7 th Edition in SI Units Russell C. Hibbeler

Fundamentals of the stiffness method • The stiffness method: • Is a disp method of analysis • Can be used to analyse both statically determinate and indeterminate structures • Yields the disp & forces directly • It is generally much easier to formulate the necessary matrices for the computer using the stiffness method Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Fundamentals of the stiffness method • Application of the stiffness method requires subdividing the structure into a series of discrete finite elements & identifying their end points as nodes • For truss analysis, the finite elements are represented by each of the members that compose the truss & the nodes represent the joints • The force-disp properties of each element are determined & then related to one another using the force eqm eqn written at the nodes Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Fundamentals of the stiffness method • These relationships for the entire structure are then grouped together into the structure stiffness matrix, K • The unknown disp of the nodes can then be determined for any given loading on the structure • When these disp are known, the external & internal forces in the structure can be calculated using the force-disp relations for each member Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Member stiffness matrix • To establish the stiffness matrix for a single truss member using local x’ and y’ coordinates as shown When a +ve disp d. N is imposed on the near end of the member while the far end is held pinned • The forces developed at the ends of the members are: Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Member stiffness matrix • Likewise, a +ve disp d. F at the far end, keeping the near end pinned and results in member forces • By superposition, the resultant forces caused by both disp are Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Member stiffness matrix • These load-disp eqn may be written in matrix form as: • This matrix, k’ is called the member stiffness matrix Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Member stiffness matrix + = Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Displacement & Force Transformation matrices • Since a truss is composed of many members, we will develop a method for transforming the member forces q and disp d defined in local coordinates to global coordinates • Global coordinates convention: +ve x to the right and +ve y upward • x and y as shown Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Displacement & Force Transformation matrices • The cosines of these angles will be used in the matrix analysis as follows • These will be identified as • For e. g. consider member NF of the truss as shown • The coordinates of N & F are (x. N, y. N ) and (x. F, y. F ) Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Displacement & Force Transformation matrices Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Displacement & Force Transformation matrices • Disp Transformation matrix • In global coordinates each end of the member can have 2 degrees of freedom or independent disp; namely joint N has DNx and DNy • Joint F has DFx and DFy Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Displacement & Force Transformation matrices • Disp Transformation matrix • When the far end is held pinned & the near end is given a global disp, the corresponding disp along member is DNxcos x • A disp Dny will cause the member to be displaced DNycos y along the x’ axis Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Displacement & Force Transformation matrices • Disp Transformation matrix Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Displacement & Force Transformation matrices • Force Transformation matrix • If q. F is applied to the bar, the global force components at F are: • Using Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Displacement & Force Transformation matrices • Force Transformation matrix • In matrix form Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Displacement & Force Transformation matrices • Force Transformation matrix • In this case, TT transforms the 2 local forces q acting at the ends of the member into 4 global force components Q • This force transformation matrix is the transpose of the disp transformation matrix Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Member global stiffness matrix • We can determine the member’s forces q in terms of the global disp D at its end points • Substitution yields the final result: Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Member global stiffness matrix • Performing the matrix operation yields: Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Truss stiffness matrix • Once all the member stiffness matrices are formed in the global coordinates, it becomes necessary to assemble them in the proper order so that the stiffness matrix K for the entire truss can be found • This is done by designating the rows & columns of the matrix by the 4 code numbers used to identify the 2 global degrees of freedom that can occur at each end of the member Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Truss stiffness matrix • The structure stiffness matrix will then have an order that will be equal to the highest code number assigned to the truss since this rep the total no. of degree of freedom for the structure • This method of assembling the member matrices to form the structure stiffness matrix will now be demonstrated by numerical e. g. • This process is somewhat tedious when performed by hand but is rather easy to program on computer Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Example 14. 1 Determine the structure stiffness matrix for the 2 member truss as shown. AE is constant. Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution By inspection, member 2 will have 2 unknown disp components whereas joint 1 & 3 are constrained from disp. Consequently, the disp component at joint 2 are code numbered first, followed by those at joints 3 & 1. The origin of the global coordinate system can be located at any point. The members are identified arbitrarily & arrows are written along 2 members to identify the near & far ends of each member. The direction cosines & the stiffness matrix for each member can now be determined. Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution Member 1 We have: Using eqn 14. 16, dividing each element by L = 3 m, we have: Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution Member 2 Since 2 is the near end & 1 is the far end, we have: (amend eqn) Using eqn 14. 16, dividing each element by L = 5 m, we have: Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution This matrix has an order of 6 x 6 since there are 6 designated degrees of freedom for the truss. Corresponding elements of the above 2 matrices are added algebraically to form the structure stiffness matrix. Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Application of the stiffness method for truss analysis • The global force components Q acting on the truss can then be related to its global displacements D using • This eqn is referred to as the structure stiffness eqn Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Application of the stiffness method for truss analysis • Expanding yields • Often Dk = 0 since the supports are not displaced • Thus becomes Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Application of the stiffness method for truss analysis • Since the elements in the partitioned matrix K 11 represent the total resistance at a truss joint to a unit disp in either the x or y direction, then the above eqn symbolizes the collection of all the force eqm eqn applied to the joints where the external loads are zero or have a known value Qk • Solving for Du, we have: Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Application of the stiffness method for truss analysis • With Dk =0 yields • The member forces can be determined Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Application of the stiffness method for truss analysis • Since with q. N = -q. F for eqm, Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Example 14. 3 Determine the force in each member of the 2 -member truss as shown. AE is constant. Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution The origin of x, y and the numbering of the joints & members are shown. By inspection, it is seen that the known external disp are D 3=D 4=D 5=D 6=0 Also, the known external loads are Q 1=0, Q 2=-2 k. N. Hence, Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution Using the same notation as used here, this matrix has been developed in example 14. 1. Writing eqn 14. 17, Q = KD for the truss we have We can now identify K 11 and thereby determine Du By matrix multiplication, Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution By inspection one would expect a rightward and downward disp to occur at joint 2 as indicated by the +ve & -ve signs of the answers. Using these results, Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution Expanding & solving for the reactions The force in each member can be found. Using the data for x and y in example 14. 1, we have: Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Nodal Coordinates • A truss can be supported by a roller placed on a incline • When this occurs, the constraint of zero deflection at the support (node) cannot be directly defined using a single horizontal & vertical global coordinate system • Consider the truss • The condition of zero disp at node 1 is defined only along the y” axis Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Nodal Coordinates • Because the roller can displace along the x” axis this node will have disp components along both global coordinates axes x & y • To solve this problem, so that it can easily be incorporated into a computer analysis, we will use a set of nodal coordinates x”, y” located at the inclined support • These axes are oriented such that the reactions & support disp are along each of the coordinate axes Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Nodal Coordinates • To determine the global stiffness eqn for the truss, it becomes necessary to develop force & disp transformation matrices for each of the connecting members at this support so that the results can be summed within the same global x, y coordinate system Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Nodal Coordinates • Consider truss member 1 having a global coordinate system x, y at the near node and a nodal coordinate system x”, y” at the far node Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Nodal Coordinates • When disp D occur so that they have components along each of these axes as shown Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Nodal Coordinates • This eqn can be written in matrix form as Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Nodal Coordinates • This can be expressed as: • The disp & force transformation matrices in the above eqn are used to develop the member stiffness matrix for this situation Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Nodal Coordinates • We have Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Nodal Coordinates • Performing the matrix operation yields: • This stiffness matrix is used for each member that is connected to an inclined roller support • The process of assembling the matrices to form the structure stiffness matrix follows the standard procedure Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Example 14. 6 Determine the support reactions for the truss as shown. Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution Since the roller support at 2 is on an incline, we must use nodal coordinates at this node. The stiffness matrices for members 1 and 2 must be developed. Member 1, Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution Member 2, Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution Member 3, Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution Assembling these matrices to determine the structure stiffness matrix, we have: Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution Carrying out the matrix multiplication of the upper partitioned matrices, the three unknown disp D are determined from solving the resulting simultaneous eqn. The unknown reactions Q are obtained from the multiplication of the lower partitioned matrices. Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Trusses having thermal changes & fabrication errors • If some of the members of the truss are subjected to an increase or decrease in length due to thermal changes or fabrication errors, then it is necessary to use the method of superposition to obtain the solution • This requires 3 steps Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Trusses having thermal changes & fabrication errors • First, the fixed end forces necessary to prevent movement of the nodes as caused by temperature or fabrication are calculated • Second, equal but opposite forces are placed on the truss at the nodes & the disp of the nodes are calculated using the matrix analysis • Third, the actual forces in the members & the reactions on the truss are determined by superposing these 2 results Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Trusses having thermal changes & fabrication errors • This force will hold the nodes of the member fixed as shown Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Trusses having thermal changes & fabrication errors • This procedure is only necessary if the truss is statically indeterminate • If a truss member of length L is subjected to a temperature increase T, the member will undergo an increase in length of L = TL • A compressive force q 0 applied to the member will cause a decrease in the member’s length of L’ = q 0 L/AE • If we equate these 2 disp q 0 = AE T Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Trusses having thermal changes & fabrication errors • This force will hold the nodes of the member fixed as shown in the figure • If a temperature decrease occurs then T becomes negative & these forces reverse direction to hold the member in eqm Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Trusses having thermal changes & fabrication errors • If a truss member is made too long by an amount L before it is fitted into a truss, the force q 0 needed to keep the member at its design length L is q 0 = AE L /L Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Trusses having thermal changes & fabrication errors • If the member is too short, then L becomes negative & these forces will reverse • In global coordinates, these forces are: Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Trusses having thermal changes & fabrication errors • With the truss subjected to applied forces, temperature changes and fabrication errors, the initial force-disp relationship for the truss then becomes: • Qo is the column matrix for the entire truss of the initial fixed-end forces caused by temperature changes & fabrication errors Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Trusses having thermal changes & fabrication errors • Carrying out the multiplication on the RHS, we obtain: • According to the superposition procedure described above, the unknown disp are determined from the first eqn by subtracting K 12 Dk and (Qk)0 from both sides & then solving for Du Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Trusses having thermal changes & fabrication errors • Once these nodal disp are obtained, the member forces are determined by superposition: • If this eqn is expanded to determine the force at the far end of the member, we obtain: Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Example 14. 7 Determine the force in member 1 & 2 of the pin-connected assembly if member 2 was made 0. 01 m too short before it was fitted into place. Take AE = 8(103)k. N. Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution Since the member is short, then L = -0. 01 m. For member 2, we have Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution Assembling the stiffness matrix, we have Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution Partitioning the matrices as shown & carrying out the multiplication to obtain the eqn for the unknown disp yields, Solving simultaneous eqn gives: Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Solution Member 1 Member 2 Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Space-truss analysis • The analysis of both statically determinate and indeterminate space trusses can be performed by using the same procedure discussed previously • To account for the 3 -D aspects of the problem, additional elements must be included in the transformation matrix T • Consider the truss member Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Space-truss analysis • By inspection the direction cosines bet the global & local coordinates can be found Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Space-truss analysis Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Space-truss analysis • As a result of the third dimension, the transformation matrix becomes: • By substitution, we have Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

Space-truss analysis • Carrying out the matrix multiplication yields the symmetric matrix • This eqn rep the member stiffness matrix expressed in global coordinates Chapter 14: Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method © 2009 Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Structural Analysis 7 th Edition

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