Accession Number : AD0773186

Title :   Description of a Program for the Analysis and Optimal Design of Mechanical Systems,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Orlandea,N. ; Calahan,D. A.

Report Date : 15 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The report contains descriptions of equation formulation and numerical solution methods used in a mechanical system design program. Use of the program is also described and illustrated. This program will perform both large- and small-displacement static and dynamic analysis of mechanical systems that can be modeled as an interconnection of three-dimensional linkages, springs, and dampers. It also has an optimization capability that permits automatic adjustment of mechanical system design parameters to achieve prescribed modal characteristics. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Statics, *Dynamics, *Computer programs, Partial differential equations, Equations of motion, Matrices(Mathematics), Compilers, Numerical analysis

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE