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Load Path and U* Analysis of Structures Under Multiple Loading
Published May 01, 2006 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
The concept of a parameter U* has been previously introduced by the authors to express load transfer paths in a structure. In this report, the expression of U* is modified and extended for structures subjected to multiple loading and support conditions. The present expression includes the previous definition of U* for the structures with simple conditions. Examples of U* calculation for body structures under complicated boundary conditions are demonstrated to show the effectiveness of the extended U* expression.