Accession Number : ADP003655

Title :   Use of Strain Energy Density as a Basis for Finite Element Model Development,

Corporate Author : LOUGHBOROUGH UNIV OF TECHNOLOGY (ENGLAND) DEPT OF TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Patel,A. H. ; Ali,R.

Report Date : 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The paper examines the use of strain energy density distribution within deformed structures as a criterion for the development of progressively refined finite element models. This criterion has been used to study the dynamic characteristics of a cantilever beam and a diesel engine sump pan. The technique has been used to identify regions within the deformed structure which need a more comprehensive modelling consideration. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Structural mechanics, *Strain(Mechanics), Deformation, Finite element analysis, Dynamic response, Energy, Cantilever beams, Mesh

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE