Accession Number:

ADA162355

Title:

Database Design for Structural Analysis and Design Optimization.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. Oct 83-Sep 84,

Corporate Author:

IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY OPTIMAL DESIGN LAB

Report Date:

1984-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

317.0

Abstract:

This report presents a procedure for design of database for structural analysis and design optimization. The procedure involves three distinct steps i collection of information, ii analysis of data flow and iii identification of relations and data sets. The procedures is used to design a data base for analysis and design of systems for linear, nonlinear, static and dynamic responses. Databases of two existing analysis programs, ADINA and GIFTS, are studied to gain insights into their designs. These are the state-of-the-art analysis programs that create large databases. However their database management systems are tightly coupled to the program management that has been implemented on the PRIME system is described. The system implements both the numerical and relational data models. These models are judged to be more suitable for engineering applications. A detailed description of the capabilities of the system is presented. Using this system, the proposed database design will be implemented and evaluated in the future.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE