A detailed description is given of MISA, the Mitsui Structural Analysis program system, which is based on the finite-element method. (The acronym MISA is also used for a Japanese micro-wire submerged-arc welding technique. The system, in which Mitsui have given special consideration to the convenience of both design and development engineers, has a highly capable input/output function. The largest matrix size is 20,000. The system is suitable for the general analysis of large marine and land structures, plant, and machinery, and also for heat conduction analysis for thermal stress calculations. It is, however, limited to static structures and is not capable of dynamic or non-linear analysis. The system has already been found to be of practical use in structural analysis, and the article gives descriptions of some actual applications, including the analysis of a reel pipelaying ship, a jack-up rig, and Diesel-engine components. A table is included in which the components. A table is included in which the characteristics and capabilities of MISA are compared with those of other general-use FEM program systems. Order from: BSRA as No. 46,621.

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    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited

    5-1 Marunouchi, 2-chome, Chiyoda-Ku
    Tokyo 100,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • TANAKA, N
    • Mii, T
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • Japanese

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  • Accession Number: 00170546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 93
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM