The development of finite element method in structure analysis field makes it possible to analyze complicated structures and is contributing to the rational design of many kind of structures including ship structures. In the finite element analysis, a structure is idealized into an assemblage of many small elements and as the results, a lot of data are treated and generally much computing time is required in calculation. Therefore, to use this method effectively in daily design work, the following functions are required for the computer programs: 1. Input data and their composition must be simple, and familiar to user of structural engineers and complete data check can be done easily. 2. Selection of output data and investigation of calculated results can be made without difficulty. 3. Data modifications such as mesh size etc. can be done easily. ISTRAM (IHI Structure Analysis program) is a computer program for the finite element analysis of 3-dimensional plate structures developed by IHI Research Institute with the intention of applying it to daily design work. The report presents the outline of function of SITRAN and its application for the analysis of a Flat Tank.

  • 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:
    • Fujii, T
    • Yamazaki, Y
    • Kitamura, K
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: V-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Purdue University
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1974 12:00AM