WIT Press

Linking Knowledge Based Engineering Techniques To The Finite Element Analysis Of Structures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OP970391

Volume

31

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,377 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Martyn Pinfold & Craig Chapman

Abstract

The current design analysis process used by many areas of industry lends itself ideally to the application of a knowledge based engineering (KBE) approach. Currently any geometry provided to an analyst by a computer aided design (CAD) system of a structure usually has to be simplified before the creation of a finite element (FE) mesh and subsequent structural analysis. This simplification and mesh creation process can be very time consuming. It is possible with the use of a KBE system to provide the rules and knowledge such that the geometry produced in the system can first be automatically simplified as required by an FE pre-processor and then meshed. The material properties and bou

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