Accession Number : ADP000085

Title :   A Programing System for Research and Applications in Structural Optimization,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Sobieszczanski-Sobieski,Jaroslaw ; Rogers,James L. , Jr

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The paper describes a computer programming system designed to be used for methodology research as well as applications in structural optimization. The flexibility necessary for such diverse utilizations is achieved by combining, in a modular manner, a state-of-the-art optimization program, a production level structural anaysis program, and user supplied and problem dependent interface programs. Standard utility capabilities existing in modern computer operating systems are used to integrate these programs.

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Computer applications, *Structural engineering, *Optimization, *Structural mechanics, Structural analysis, Computer programming, Modular construction, Integrated systems, Numerical analysis, Shape, Static loads, Strength(General), Stiffness, Buckling, Vibration

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE