5.10 REPRESENTATION BY NODAL METHOD
This method is very simple to get mathematical model of both types of mechanical system.
Let us consider a mechanical system as shown in Fig. 5.24.
The following steps are followed:
|Total number of nodes = Total number of displacements = 3
|One reference node is taken in addition i.e., total number of nodes becomes 4.
M1 is connected between x1 and reference
|M2 is connected between x2 and reference
|M3 is connects between x3 and reference
K1 is connected between x1 and reference
|K12 is connected between x1 and x2
|K2 is connected between ...