THE INTERAGENCY SOFTWARE EVALUATION GROUP: A CRITICAL STRUCTURAL MECHANICS SOFTWARE EVALUATION CONCEPT

The Interagency Software Evaluation Group, composed of representatives from various United States government research and development agencies, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, have initiated an effort aimed at the critical evaluation of applications computer software. With active participation from the three armed services, a list of such applications software in the field of structural mechanics has been derived and screened. The screening criteria were based upon actual or potential use in a multi-laboratory or multi-agency environment. In addition, software selected for further evaluation was required to meet minimum requirements with respect to availability, documentation, and verification. The codes deemed to most typify these conditions were NASTRAN, ADINA, STAGS, and SAP. A family of shell-of-revolution codes was also selected for further study. Critical evaluation criteria are discussed in detail. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pacifica Technology

    Del Mar, CA  USA  92014
  • Authors:
    • Nickell, R E
  • Publication Date: 1978-8-14

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  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PT-U78-0246
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-77-C-0575
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM