The adjoint method for determining influence lines

A. D. Belegundu

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A method for computing influence lines is presented. Influence lines are widely used in structural design to determine worst-case locations of live loads. The method is a result of giving physical interpretation to certain adjoint variables used in the field of design sensitivity analysis. The method is general, and can be easily implemented in finite element programs. Computational aspects and example problems are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-350
Number of pages6
JournalComputers and Structures
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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