Lecture 5: Implementation of Methods in Computer Programs

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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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Sections 12.1-12.5


Problems 12.1-12.4, Example Program STAP

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