ERIC Number: ED115205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-27
Reference Count: N/A
An Interactive Preprocessor Program with Graphics for a Three-Dimensional Finite Element Code.
Hamilton, Claude Hayden, III
The development and capabilities of an interactive preprocessor program with graphics for an existing three-dimensional finite element code is presented. This preprocessor program, EDGAP3D, is designed to be used in conjunction with the Texas Three Dimensional Grain Analysis Program (TXCAP3D). The code presented in this research is capable of the verification and modification of data generated by TXGAP3D. The particular areas which can be handled by the code are those of grid point location, element connectivity, and boundary condition information as well as the addition and deletion of elements from the generated data. The interactive graphics provide a simple flexible visual aid and can be used with any graphics machine capable of interpreting standard Calcomp instructions. A user's input guide to EDGAP3D is appended along with an example session illustrating the use of the preprocessor program. (Author/CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Project C-BE.