**Finite
Elements Principles and Practices (UCSD)
**

**FALL
1999
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**Homework
1 (Due on October 19, 1999)
**

Evaluate the element
stiffness matrix and force vector for the 2 finite elements of the following
stepped bar.

Dimension for element 1 is: 24in * 24 in

element 2 is: 12in * 12 in

Assume E = 29,000 ksi

0.5 Kips/ft 2 at 5 ft