Accession Number : AD0713887

Title :   Computer Aided Input/Output for Use with the Finite Element Method of Structural Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Rockwell,Robert D. ; Pincus,Daniel S.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : The enormous computational ability of modern computers has encouraged development of the finite element method of structural analysis. However, preparing the large amount of input data and interpreting the large amount of output data generated by the analysis can be very time consuming and costly. Programs IDLZ and Phi SPL were developed as aids to computer input/output. IDLZ divides a plane surface into triangular elements and generates required input data for the analysis program. Phi SPL plots the output data in a form which can be quickly interpreted by the analyst. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIP STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), (*STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS), INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, STRESSES, STRAIN(MECHANICS)

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Marine Engineering
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE