A finite element preprocessor for SAP IV and ADINA.
Kibler, Adrian Earl Jr.
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The primary purpose of this thesis was to provide a method of checking the geometry and element connectivity input data for two finite element programs, ADINA and SAP IV. This preprocessor will accept the ADINA or SAP IV data deck, with minor modifications, and generate a graphical display of the finite element model. The display is an oblique orthographic projection, and any orientation may be specified. Several options are available: exploded plots, partial plots, node numbering, element numbering, and others. Elements with three nodes on the same edge are plotted with a continuous curve on each edge generated by an interpolated parabola. Displacement postprocessing capability also exists.
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