Computer applications for engineering/structural analysis

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Analysts and organizations have a tendency to lock themselves into specific codes with the obvious consequences of not addressing the real problem and thus reaching the wrong conclusion. This paper discusses the role of the analyst in selecting computer codes. The participation and support of a computation division in modifying the source program, configuration management, and pre- and post-processing of codes are among the subjects discussed. Specific examples illustrating the computer code selection process are described in the following problem areas: soil structure interaction, structural analysis of nuclear reactors, analysis of waste tanks where fluid structure interaction is important, analysis ... continued below

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Zaslawsky, M. & Samaddar, S.K. January 1, 1991.

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Analysts and organizations have a tendency to lock themselves into specific codes with the obvious consequences of not addressing the real problem and thus reaching the wrong conclusion. This paper discusses the role of the analyst in selecting computer codes. The participation and support of a computation division in modifying the source program, configuration management, and pre- and post-processing of codes are among the subjects discussed. Specific examples illustrating the computer code selection process are described in the following problem areas: soil structure interaction, structural analysis of nuclear reactors, analysis of waste tanks where fluid structure interaction is important, analysis of equipment, structure-structure interaction, analysis of the operation of the superconductor supercollider which includes friction and transient temperature, and 3D analysis of the 10-meter telescope being built in Hawaii. Validation and verification of computer codes and their impact on the selection process are also discussed.

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  • Westinghouse computer symposium, Monroeville, PA (United States), 21-22 Oct 1991

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  • Other: DE92013070
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-91-230-Rev.1
  • Report No.: CONF-9110344--8-Rev.1
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5585800
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093209

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Zaslawsky, M. & Samaddar, S.K. Computer applications for engineering/structural analysis, article, January 1, 1991; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093209/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.