The concept of modern general purpose programs for finite element stress analysis is described, taking the MAGIC System as a representative example. Advantages of the general purpose program approach are discussed. Data processing aspects of the development of such programs are observed to overshadow such considerations as the finite element matrix representations. Nevertheless, the library of finite element representations is asserted to continue to provide an important characterization. Thus, a user-oriented description of general purpose programs is presented from the somewhat old-fashioned viewpoint of the finite element library. This description is carried forward on the basis of example problems that collectively establish the problem solving capabilities of general purpose finite element programs for linear stress analysis.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Mallett, R H
    • JORDAN, S
  • Publication Date: 1970-11-30

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 30-37

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00016638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1971 12:00AM