Accession Number:

ADP003655

Title:

Use of Strain Energy Density as a Basis for Finite Element Model Development,

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Corporate Author:

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIV OF TECHNOLOGY (ENGLAND) DEPT OF TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY

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Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The paper examines the use of strain energy density distribution within deformed structures as a criterion for the development of progressively refined finite element models. This criterion has been used to study the dynamic characteristics of a cantilever beam and a diesel engine sump pan. The technique has been used to identify regions within the deformed structure which need a more comprehensive modelling consideration. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE