Accession Number : ADA310406

Title :   Advanced Mathematical Models for Structural Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Feb 93-14 Feb 96,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Szabo, Barna A.

PDF Url : ADA310406

Report Date : 10 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This final technical report summarizes the main results achieved in this three-year project. Details are available in project reports and publications listed in this report. The project was concerned with advancing the safety, durability, reliability and maintainability of DOD systems in the following four interrelated areas: (a) Development and demonstration of advanced methods for modelling structural plates and shells made of laminated composites; (b) Development and demonstration of improved methods for the design and analysis of fastened structural connections; (c) Development of methods for the quantitative treatment of failure initiation events in metals and composites; (d) Development of an iterative solver based on the 'multi-p' method.

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, PLASTIC DEFORMATION, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, STRESS ANALYSIS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, LAMINATES, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), STRENGTH(MECHANICS), MAINTAINABILITY, RELIABILITY, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, BUCKLING, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, FLAT PLATE MODELS, STRESS CONCENTRATION.

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE