Accession Number : ADA308133

Title :   ASTROS Enhancements. Volume 1: ASTROS User's Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jan 87-30 Apr 95,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSAL ANALYTICS INC TORRANCE CA

Personal Author(s) : Neill, D. J. ; Herendeen, D. E.

PDF Url : ADA308133

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 520

Abstract : ASTROS (Automated STRuctural Optimization System) is a computer program for the multidisciplinary design and analysis of aerospace structures. ASTROS combines mathematical optimization algorithms with traditional structural analysis disciplines such as static forces, normal modes, static aeroelasticity, and dynamic aeroelasticity (flutter), all in a finite element context, to perform automated preliminary design of an aircraft structure. This report is a complete user's manual that documents the many features of ASTROS through version 12 of the software package. It also provides information on system architecture and other topics of interest. This report is Volume a of a set; Volume 2 (WL-TR-93-3038) is the programmer's manual.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, *AEROELASTICITY, DATA BASES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, USER MANUALS, OPTIMIZATION, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, HOST COMPUTERS, STATIC LOADS, STRUCTURAL MECHANICS, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, COMPUTER FILES, DESIGN CRITERIA, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, FREQUENCY RESPONSE, FLUTTER, FIELDS(COMPUTER PROGRAMS), DEBUGGING(COMPUTERS), EXECUTIVE ROUTINES, CONTROL SEQUENCES, STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE