MAGIC II: An Automated General Purpose System for Structural Analysis. Volume 1. Engineer's Manual (Addendum)
Final rept. 2 Dec 1968-2 Dec 1970
BELL AEROSPACE CO BUFFALO NY
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An automated general purpose system for analysis is presented. This system, identified by the acronym MAGIC II for Matrix Analysis via Generative and Interpretive Computations, is an extension of structural analysis capability available in the initial MAGIC System. MAGIC provides a powerful framework for implementation of the finite element analysis technology and provides diversified capability for displacement, stress, vibration and stability analyses. The matrix displacement method of analysis based upon finite element idealization is employed throughout. Ten versatile finite elements are incorporated in the finite element library. These are frame, shear panel, triangular cross-section ring, trapezoidal cross-section ring and core, toroidal thin shell ring and shell cap, quadrilateral thin shell and triangular thin shell elements. Additional elements include a frame element, quadrilateral plate and triangular plate elements which can be used for both stress and stability analysis. The finite elements listed include matrices for stiffness, mass, incremental stiffness prestrain load, thermal load, distributed mechanical load and stress.
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