Digitizing for Computer-Aided Finite Element Model Generation—Part 1: The General Program

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H. A. Kamel, Z. Navabi

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Dept., University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

J. Mech. Des 102(3), 552-559 (Jul 01, 1980) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254784 History: Received March 01, 1980; Online November 17, 2009


Computer-aided design is a complex process involving many disciplines. This two part paper describes an approach to computer-aided design which has evolved for the specific discipline of structural analysis. The vehicle for the implementation of the approach is a collection of programs called the GIFTS system. The first part of the paper describes the latest version of GIFTS. The second part of the paper will discuss a digitizing program aimed at facilitating the preparation of input defining complex two-dimensional models for the GIFTS mesh generator.

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