Accession Number : ADB127191

Title :   Automated Structural Optimization System (ASTROS). Volume 2. User's Manual

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 1983-Dec 1987

Corporate Author : NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Neill, D J ; Johnson, E H ; Herendeen, D L

PDF Url : ADB127191

Report Date : 07 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 422

Abstract : The ASTROS (Automated Structural Optimization System) procedure provides a multidisciplinary analysis and design capability for aerospace structures. The engineering analysis capabilities in the system include structural analysis (static and dynamic), aeroelastic analysis (static and dynamic) and automated design. A specifically designed data based and executive system were implemented to maximize the system's efficiency, flexibility, and maintainability. This report is the User's Manual for the ASTROS system. As such, it contains description of the input data, which is made up of four optional packets: (1) Debug, (2) Executive system, (3) Solution control, and (4) Bulk data packets. ASTROS output is also described in order to permit interpretation of results. Appendices give detailed information on data preparation and on the use of advanced features that permit the user to modify the standard execution of ASTROS.

Descriptors :   *AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, AEROELASTICITY, AEROSPACE CRAFT, AUTOMATION, CONTROL, DATA MANAGEMENT, DEBUGGING(COMPUTERS), EFFICIENCY, ENGINEERING, INPUT, MAINTAINABILITY, OPTIMIZATION, PACKETS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, USER MANUALS

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE