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RE: Master-Slave Joint

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In general, this is true of "finite element" modeling, which is a
discretized approximation of a continuum, after all.

The behavior of a member is typically only "guaranteed" (or at least, is
most precise) at the nodes.

However, the approximation is (or can be) sufficient that it will show you
the response of the global structure in good agreement with reality.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 3:46 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: Master-Slave Joint
> ...members spanning two constrained nodes are
> supported at only those nodes, so the members won't have continuous
> support as they would if attached to a real diaphragm.