Accession Number : ADA139533

Title :   Some Thoughts on 3-D Isoparametric Elements.

Descriptive Note : Structures note,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Jones,R ; Callinan,R J

PDF Url : ADA139533

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : With the increasing use of advanced fibre reinforced materials and the growing acceptance of damage tolerant design principles, three-dimensional finite element analysis is being used much more frequently. This paper presents some thoughts on the optimum use of three-dimensional isoparametric elements. Most commonly used element types are evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Finite element analysis, *Fiber reinforcement, *Damage control, Parametric analysis, Three dimensional, Life cycles, Vibration, Cracks, Aspect ratio, Australia

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE