RES.2-002 | Spring 2010 | Graduate

Finite Element Procedures for Solids and Structures

Linear Analysis

Lecture 5: Implementation of Methods in Computer Programs

Topics: Implementation of methods in computer programs; examples SAP, ADINA

  • Implementation of the finite element method
  • The computer programs SAP and ADINA
  • Details of allocation of nodal point degrees of freedom, calculation of matrices, the assemblage process
  • Example analysis of a cantilever plate
  • Out-of-core solution
  • Effective nodal-point numbering
  • Flow chart of total solution process
  • Introduction to different effective finite elements used in one-, two-, three-dimensional, beam, plate, and shell analyses

Instructor: Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

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Spring 2010