Accession Number : AD0833868

Title :   USER MANUAL FOR THE FINITE ELEMENT PROGRAM OF STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD STRUCTU RES DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Geoffrey O. ; Ma, James H.

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : This report describes the use of a computer program to perform an elastic analysis of complex structural components or their assemblage. The program is a modification of one originally developed by Professor J. R. Paulling, Department of Naval Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, California. Good engineering results can be obtained by judicious application of finite element techniques, where a real structure is idealized into discrete plate or bar elements whose composition is admissible to efficient matrix operation. Input instructions are described and illustrative examples are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIPS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), (*SHIP STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS), STRESSES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, HULLS(MARINE), POISSONS RATIO, ANALYSIS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), TEMPERATURE, LOADS(FORCES), PUNCHED CARDS, TIME.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE