Accession Number : ADA181511

Title :   Evaluation of the P-Level Finite-Element Program 'FIESTA'.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hall,Robert L ; Merrill,Chris A

PDF Url : ADA181511

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 273

Abstract : This study examines the P-level finite-element computer program FIESTA from an unbiased position. The purpose of such an examination is to determine whether or not the program should be included in the Corps of Engineers' file of finite-element programs. This evaluation further verifies the accuracy, cost effectiveness, and user friendliness of FIESTA by implementing it to analyze several general structural problems of Corps interest. The evaluation of FIESTA is accomplished by analyzing a two-dimensional cross section of a concrete dam; plate problems with varying thickness to depth ratios under surface, gravity, and temperature loading; examination of proper aspect ratio of elements; and a three-dimensional intermediate pier with unsymmetric loading of a concrete dam. The evaluation is based on a comparative study of FIESTA and GTSTRUDL codes (P-version and H-version, respectively).

Descriptors :   *DAMS, *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, ASPECT RATIO, CROSS SECTIONS, ACCURACY, CONCRETE, DEPTH, GRAVITY, PIERS, POSITION(LOCATION), RATIOS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, THICKNESS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, TWO DIMENSIONAL, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, FLAT PLATE MODELS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE