A nonlinear, implicit, three-dimensional finite element code for solid and structural mechanics - User`s Manual

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This report provides a user`s manual for NIKE3D, a fully implicit three-dimensional finite element code for analyzing the finite strain static and dynamic response of inelastic solids, shells, and beams. Spatial discretization is achieved by the use of 8-node solid elements, 2-node truss and beam elements, and 4-node membrane and shell elements. Over twenty constitutive models are available for representing a wide range of elastic, plastic, viscous, and thermally dependent material behavior. Contact-impact algorithms permit gaps, frictional sliding, and mesh discontinuities along material interfaces. Several nonlinear solution strategies are available, including Full-, Modified-, and Quasi-Newton methods. The resulting system of ... continued below

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Maker, B.N. April 14, 1995.

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This report provides a user`s manual for NIKE3D, a fully implicit three-dimensional finite element code for analyzing the finite strain static and dynamic response of inelastic solids, shells, and beams. Spatial discretization is achieved by the use of 8-node solid elements, 2-node truss and beam elements, and 4-node membrane and shell elements. Over twenty constitutive models are available for representing a wide range of elastic, plastic, viscous, and thermally dependent material behavior. Contact-impact algorithms permit gaps, frictional sliding, and mesh discontinuities along material interfaces. Several nonlinear solution strategies are available, including Full-, Modified-, and Quasi-Newton methods. The resulting system of simultaneous linear equations is either solved iteratively by an element-by-element method, or directly by a factorization method, for which case bandwidth minimization is optional. Data may be stored either in or out of core memory to allow for large analyses.

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ESTSC (complete software package), P.O. Box 1020, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-1020 (United States); OSTI as DE96000381

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  • Report No.: UCRL-MA--105268-Rev.1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/110704 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 110704
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625155

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Maker, B.N. A nonlinear, implicit, three-dimensional finite element code for solid and structural mechanics - User`s Manual, report, April 14, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625155/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.