Accession Number:

ADA091649

Title:

Survey of Pre- and Postprocessing Structural Anlaysis Software.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-08-05

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The subject of pre- and postprocessing of finite element data has been gaining importance over the last several years. It is perhaps accurate to state that research in this area has been as active as research in the numerical method field. In this context one has to distinguish between several functions associated with what one may call auxiliary finite element software. Preprocessors perform such functions as geometry definition, geometry discretization mesh generation, model display and verification, model editing, node and element renumbering as well as load and boundary condition definition. Operations such as load and mass discretization are best considered as part of the analysis. Postprocessing may be concerned with result interpretation. Computer graphics and interactive processing play a central role in the activities. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE