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Abstract ID# :

A27

Report Title:

Global/Local Finite Element Analysis of Geometrically Nonlinear Structures

Authors:

J.D. Whitcomb and K. Woo, Texas A&M University

Report Date:

February, 1992
A geometrically nonlinear global/local technique was developed and tested. This technique uses separate global and local finite element models. Iteration is used to enforce equilibrium between the global and local models. The results of this initial study suggest that the technique can be used to reduce both computer memory and cpu requirements.

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