Accession Number : ADP000061

Title :   Parameterization in Finite Element Analysis,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Wang,B. P. ; Pilkey,W. D.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Techniques are developed for expressing structural response of a finite element model as a function of design parameters. Analytical formulations are derived for the displacement response as well as for the rate of change of the response with respect to the design parameter values of an updated design. A 10 member truss system is used to illustrate the computations required by these formulations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Structural engineering, *Structural mechanics, *Structural response, *Trusses, *Finite element analysis, Structural analysis, Mathematical models, Parameters, Formulas(Mathematics), Displacement, Static loads

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE