Journal of
Civil Engineering and Construction Technology

  • Abbreviation: J. Civ. Eng. Constr. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2634
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCECT
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 129

Full Length Research Paper

Computer simulation for structural analysis

H. Hashamdar
  • H. Hashamdar
  • Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Z. Ibrahim
  • Z. Ibrahim
  • Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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M. Jameel
  • M. Jameel
  • Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  •  Accepted: 15 May 2013
  •  Published: 31 August 2013

Abstract

 

A computer simulation is a computer program that attempts to simulate an abstract model of a particular system. Computer simulations have become a useful part of mathematical modeling of many natural systems in structural analysis. The main aim of this paper is to provide a new efficient method to all aspects of analysis of structures by computer simulation. The use of a new method is necessary to accuracy and stability to improve performance of these structures. The approach of proposed method is based upon the principle of conservation of energy.

 

Key words: Fletcher-Reeves method, optimization of energy, perturbation technique, analyzing modal, nonlinear dynamic response.