Accession Number:

AD0762543

Title:

Collapse Analysis for Shells of General Shape: Volume 2. User's Manual for the STAGS-A Computer Code

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 1969-Oct 1972

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CA PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

209.0

Abstract:

Zele,F. Petersen,H. T. F33615-69-C-1523AF-1467AFFDLTR-71-8-Vol- 2See also report dated Aug 72, AD-751 702.shellsstructural forms, failuremechanics, computer programming, instruction manuals, structural properties, loadsforces, buckling, plastic properties, bodies of revolution, subroutinesnewton-raphson method, collapse, programming manuals, finite difference theory, stags computer program, structural analysisThe manual presents STAGS, a comprehensive computer code. STAGS is intended for the static analysis of arbitrary shells including the effects of nonlinearities caused by material behavior and finite deformations. Collapse loads based on nonlinear analysis can be computed as well as buckling loads based on classical bifurcation buckling theory with linear prestress. Arbitrary thermal and mechanical loadings can be specified. The manual rpovides instructions for use of the code and presents sample problems and solutions. The program is under development and the version presented here is expected to be updated in 1973. The previous report, Volume 1 AD-751 702, contains the numerical analysis. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE