An object oriented approach to finite element analysis and multi-body dynamic analysis program designs

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Title:
An object oriented approach to finite element analysis and multi-body dynamic analysis program designs
Author:
Sagal, Ellen Jean, 1954-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Procedurally-oriented computer programs used to perform finite element and multibody dynamics analyses are difficult to understand, use, and modify. A new approach, object-oriented programming, was used to develop a finite element code that is easier to apply, understand, and modify. Object-oriented code is easier to understand, as the characteristics and operations associated with a physical phenomena are grouped in a class whose structure closely parallels the modeled entity. Elements, bodies, joints, and mechanisms are modeled as classes. Program application is facilitated by a hierarchy of class structure. Manipulation of higher level body and mechanism class types direct the complicated, lower level code of element calculations. Lower level code is hidden in an object library resulting in a shorter, simpler driver program for an analysis. Modification and expansion of programs is easily accomplished through object-oriented language features such as modularization of code into classes and overloaded functions. Body and element abstract base classes provide "templates" for creation of new type classes used to develop additional analyses.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Mechanical.; Computer Science.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Arabyan, Ara

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAn object oriented approach to finite element analysis and multi-body dynamic analysis program designsen_US
dc.creatorSagal, Ellen Jean, 1954-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSagal, Ellen Jean, 1954-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractProcedurally-oriented computer programs used to perform finite element and multibody dynamics analyses are difficult to understand, use, and modify. A new approach, object-oriented programming, was used to develop a finite element code that is easier to apply, understand, and modify. Object-oriented code is easier to understand, as the characteristics and operations associated with a physical phenomena are grouped in a class whose structure closely parallels the modeled entity. Elements, bodies, joints, and mechanisms are modeled as classes. Program application is facilitated by a hierarchy of class structure. Manipulation of higher level body and mechanism class types direct the complicated, lower level code of element calculations. Lower level code is hidden in an object library resulting in a shorter, simpler driver program for an analysis. Modification and expansion of programs is easily accomplished through object-oriented language features such as modularization of code into classes and overloaded functions. Body and element abstract base classes provide "templates" for creation of new type classes used to develop additional analyses.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
dc.subjectComputer Science.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorArabyan, Araen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1352336en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27086495en_US
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