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Deformation at the end of elements are called _____________

(a) Load

(b) Displacement functions

(c) Co-ordinates

(d) Nodes

This question was posed to me in final exam.

This interesting question is from One Dimensional Problems in chapter One Dimensional Problems of Finite Element Method

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The correct choice is (d) Nodes

The best I can explain: Nodes are the points where displacement, reaction force, deformation etc.., can be calculated. Corner of each element is called a node. A node is a co-ordinate location in space where degrees of freedom are defined.

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