Accession Number : ADA291139

Title :   Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of the Dynamics of Flexible Structures Undergoing Large Overall Motions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Simo, J. C.

PDF Url : ADA291139

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : This document is a final report of the research sponsored by AFOSR under contract No. F49620-91-C-0048-P0002 with Stanford University. This research effort focused on the mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of the dynamics of flexible structures undergoing large overall motions. The results reported below fall within the following areas: (i) Enhanced numerical models for shell intersections, (ii) Asymptotic methods for nonlinear shells, and (iii) Conserving time-stepping algorithms for nonlinear dynamics. (AN)

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *STRUCTURAL MECHANICS, *FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, DEFORMATION, MOTION, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), CONTINUUM MECHANICS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, ASYMPTOTIC SERIES, INTERPOLATION, NONLINEAR ANALYSIS, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, ANGULAR MOMENTUM.

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE