A MATLAB toolbox for finite element analysis of structures

Kandemir, Volkan
In this study, an open source program for structural analysis was developed in MATLAB programming environment. Program was organized in object oriented manner by four new developed classes. Moreover, a graphical user interface for the end users was created. Furthermore, eight kinds of element including Plane Truss, Space Truss, Plane Frame, Space Frame, Linear Triangular, Bilinear Quadratic, Linear Tetrahedral and 3 Node Shell elements are ready to use. Elements were qualified by comparing the results obtained from the newly generated toolbox and commercial finite element analysis product named Abaqus and results were significantly consistent. Finally, Matlab codes are available in the attachment of thesis for further studies that will be done by other researches.


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Citation Formats
V. Kandemir, “A MATLAB toolbox for finite element analysis of structures,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.