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An emulator for minimizing finite element analysis implementation resourcesA finite element analysis emulator providing a basis for efficiently establishing an optimum computer implementation strategy when many calculations are involved is described. The SCOPE emulator determines computer resources required as a function of the structural model, structural load-deflection equation characteristics, the storage allocation plan, and computer hardware capabilities. Thereby, it provides data for trading analysis implementation options to arrive at a best strategy. The models contained in SCOPE lead to micro-operation computer counts of each finite element operation as well as overall computer resource cost estimates. Application of SCOPE to the Memphis-Arkansas bridge analysis provides measures of the accuracy of resource assessments. Data indicate that predictions are within 17.3 percent for calculation times and within 3.2 percent for peripheral storage resources for the ELAS code.
Document ID
19820025875
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Melosh, R. J.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Utku, S.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Salama, M.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Islam, M.
(NuTech Corp.)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Research Center Res. in Struct. and Solid Mech., 1982
Subject Category
Structural Mechanics
Accession Number
82N33751
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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