Accession Number:

AD0723212

Title:

User's Manual for the Modified Finite Element Program FINEL.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

The report is a manual for the use of a general finite element computer program designed to perform the elastic analysis of complex structural components or their assemblage. Good engineering results can be obtained through the judicious application of finite element techniques, in which the real structure is idealized into discrete plate or bar elements allowing for the solution of the structural system by means of efficient matrix operations. Input instructions are described and illustrative examples are included. This program is a further modification of one originally developed by Prof. J. R. Paulling of the University of California at Berkeley and later modified for use at the Naval Ship Research and Development Center NSRDC. This latest version offers additional elements in the element library as well as additional capabilities in other areas. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE