A large structural analysis program using the finite element method, NEWPAC, has been written at British Rail to analyze the wide range of structures involved in railroad engineering, such as locomotive frames, coach bodies, bogie frames, wheels and bridges. It was decided that any computer graponics aid should be applicable to the whole range of jobs so that as many designers and engineers as possible would benefit. It is concluded that within the project computer graphics is proving to be a useful tool. The speed with which structural analysis data can be checked and the results investigated has been reduced.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at a meeting at the University of Southampton, Hamps., Engl., April 8-11, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Electrical Engineers

    Savoy Place
    London WC2R 0BL, NY  England  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Sunley, V K
    • Turney, M
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00129134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM