Accession Number : AD0717181

Title :   A Koiter-Type Method for Finite Element Analysis of Nonlinear Structural Behavior. Volume II. User's Manual for Program BEHAVE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 17 Oct 69-17 Oct 70,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA DEPT OF THE AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Haftka,R. T. ; Mallett,R. H. ; Nachbar,W.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : The report contains the description of the FORTRAN language program BEHAVE that was used to obtain the numerical results for the example problems that are presented and discussed in Volume I. Program BEHAVE is designed for the analysis of the structural behavior of rigidly jointed planar frames. The finite element used for the analysis is the 'stability' element described in Section IV of Volume I. BEHAVE can perform a linear stability analysis, a Modified Structure method analysis, a direct nonlinear analysis, and combination of the above analyses. This volume consists of three parts: a User's guide; a programmer's manual; and a listing of the program and subroutines. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRFRAMES, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), (*STRESSES, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS), INSTRUCTION MANUALS, LOADS(FORCES), BUCKLING, STABILITY

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE