Accession Number : ADP000084

Title :   Access Computer Program for the Synthesis of Large Structural Systems,


Personal Author(s) : Fleury,C. ; Ramanathan,R. K. ; Salama,M. ; Schmit,L. A. , Jr

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Recent extensions to ACCESS-3 computer program for structural synthesis are described herein. The original program was limited to the optimization of relatively small problems having truss, membrane and shear panel elements. The new extensions include: restructuring of the program to allow efficient out-of-core solution of the large matrices encountered during analysis, approximate problem generation and gradient evaluation, increasing the number of degrees-of-freedom per node from 3 to 6, and adding a triangular plate element which admits combined membrane and bending behavior.

Descriptors :   *Structural engineering, *Structural analysis, *Computer programs, *Computer applications, Optimization, Structures, Structural mechanics, Degrees of freedom, Membranes, Approximation(Mathematics), Frequency, Displacement, Stresses, Bending

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE