Accession Number:

AD0772518

Title:

A General Purpose Data Generator for Finite Element Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD COMPUTATION MATHEMATICS/LOGISTICS DEPT

Report Date:

1973-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

195.0

Abstract:

A computer program system has been developed to automate the preparation of a finite element model to be analyzed using the NASTRAN general purpose structural analysis program. Using engineering conventions and modular building block specifications, the program minimizes both the manual effort and the probability of an undetected error in the preparation of NASTRAN data. The document is intended to be both a guide for the user of the program and a programmers reference for the modification and further development of the program.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE