This is an interim report on a cooperative research project between Washington University and AMCAR Division of ACF Industries Inc. The purpose of the project is development of a new finite element stress analysis capability which is more cost effective and better suited for fatigue life evaluation than existing finite element computer programs. The report contains a general outline of the method, description of the algorithm structure and methods by which the computational efficiency can be further increased. A benchmark problem established by experimentation and by computation using an existing finite element computer program (STARDYNE) is presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Association of American Railroads and AMCAR Division of ACF Industries, Inc. provided for partial funding of this project.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington University, St Louis

    St Louis, MO  United States  63130
  • Authors:
    • Szabo, B A
    • Katz, I N
    • Rossow, M P
    • Rodin, E Y
    • Peano, A
    • Lee, J C
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 153 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099175
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-OS-30108-2 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30108
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1976 12:00AM