Accession Number:

ADA003936

Title:

Global-Local Finite Element Structural Analysis, Analytical Considerations/Element Formulation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 73-Oct 74,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The analytical developments for a computer code based on the concept of Global-Local Finite Elements are presented in this report. In this type of analysis, both the classical Ritz and the finite element approaches are used simultaneously. The role of the global functions will be to capture the bulk of the response while the finite elements provide the necessary adjustments to satisfy whatever local geometric and material property variations that exist.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE