Accession Number:

AD0731236

Title:

Formulation and Numerical Methods in the Computer Evaluation of Mechanical Dynamic Systems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Use of the computer for design analysis of mechanical dynamic systems can be effectively approached through the development of type-variant programs. For background this paper reviews the architecture and experience with DAMN, a completed, successful program which performs the dynamic analysis of any two-dimensional mechanical work irrespective of degree-of-freedom, constraint and amount of displacement. Then some relatively new methods for automated formulation and numerical analysis are discussed, particularly sparse matrix methods and the Gear algorithm for numerical integration. These appear to promise faster and more stable numerical evaluation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE