Computer-Aided Input/Output for the Use With Finite Element Structural Analyses.
NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD
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Th enormous computational ability of modern computers has encouraged development of the finite element method of structural analysis. However, preparation of the large amount of input data and interpretation of the large amount of output data generated by the method can be very time consuming and costly. Accordingly, it is desirable to automate both the preparation and interpretation of data insofar as possible. The report describes three CORTRAN CDC 6700 computer programs that were developed for this purpose, namely, GENDA, HIDE, and CONPLT. GENDA divides a three-dimensional plate and shell structure into triangular andor rectangular elements and generates the input data required for the analysis. HIDE generates plots of the idealizations produced by GENDA in such a way that only portions of elements that can be seen from the users viewpoint are plotted. CONPLT plots the output data in a form which can be quickly interpreted by the analyst. Some of the data formats used are compatible with NASTRAN. Modified author abstract
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