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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1992

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Hamid R. Hamidzadeh

Abstract

As described in the previous sections, Computational Methods have played a very important role in solving various kinds of problems efficiently and provides a satisfactory estimate of a solution to problems where the exact solution is not available. This research is to apply both Finite Element and Boundary Element Methods for two-dimensional Elasticity problems. These methods are employed for different cases having in mind the computing time and numerical modeling of the problems. In solving the two-dimensional elasticity problems, different software packages are used such as BASIC FEM and ANSYS for FEM and a FORTRAN Code for BEM. The results are obtained for displacements and stresses for the nodes. A comparison is made for displacements and stresses for a few nodes to verify the accuracy of methods.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Elastic analysis (Engineering) -- Data processing
Finite element method
Boundary element methods

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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