A Graphics Oriented Interactive Finite Element Time Sharing Package (GIFTS),
ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON DEPT OF AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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The report describes a general purpose analysis package GIFTS Graphics oriented Integrated Finite element Time Sharing package aimed primarily at ship structure design using the finite element method on a time-sharing system. Although the project was started with ship structures in mind, the concept has developed in such a manner as to offer a solution to other problems related to finite element analysis. The end product should provide a nationwide communication system between users enabling them to exchange data, results and programs with relative ease. The system acknowledges and uses some of the latest developments in computer technology, namely, time-sharing, inexpensive graphics terminals, and computer networks. It also may be used advantageously with mini-computers.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems
- Marine Engineering