The differential quadrature element method (DQEM) and extended differential quadrature (EDQ) have been proposed by the author. The development of a differential quadrature element analysis model of three-dimensional shear-undeformable frame problems adopting the EDQ is carried out. The element can be a nonprismatic beam. The EDQ technique is used to discretize the element-based governing differential equations, the transition conditions at joints and the boundary conditions on domain boundaries. An overall algebraic system can be obtained by assembling all of the discretized equations. A numerically rigorous solution can be obtained by solving the overall algebraic system. Mathematical formulations for the EDQ-based DQEM frame analysis are carried out. By using this DQEM model, accurate results of frame problems can efficiently be obtained. Numerical results demonstrate this DQEM model.
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