Design is an iterative process in which many steps are necessary and continuity of thought is required. To operate in this fashion one has to reformulate the definition of what a finite element analysis package is. Traditionally, the finite element program has been the center of attention. The program is initiated. It reads data and produces results. In the new environment the problem is the focus of the procedure. The model, its properties, and analysis results reside within the computer as a number of files. Programs are operators that, when activated, modify, create, or delete data and leave the results in a standard format on the files. An important factor in considering the individualized mode (1 AM) of operation is the recent developments in reliable time-sharing systems and mini-computers. Both types of systems are under consideration, although the mini-computer is stressed in this paper. It is interesting to note that the individualized analysis mode is ideally suited for mini-computer operations as well as time-sharing systems since it requires little core and central processor time and operates in smaller steps.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Conference on Computer Applications in the Automation of Shipyard Operation and Ship Design, held by IFIP/IFAC/JSNA, Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 28-30, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North Holland Publishing Company

    335 Jan Van Galenstraat, P.O. Box 103
    Amsterdam-W,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Kamel, H A
    • McCabe, M W
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: V-1

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  • Accession Number: 00051985
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Purdue University
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1974 12:00AM