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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 33
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper IV.6

Reliable Finite Element Analysis through Decomposition of the Idealisation Process

R. Vignjevic*, A.J. Morris* and A.D. Belegundu#

*College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK
#Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
R. Vignjevic, A.J. Morris, A.D. Belegundu, "Reliable Finite Element Analysis through Decomposition of the Idealisation Process", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computational Techniques for Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 149-160, 1995. doi:10.4203/ccp.33.4.6
This paper presents a systematic procedure for the reliable and accurate use of the Finite Element Method. The emphasis is on assessing the effects of modelling assumptions on the structural response. The work is aimed at enabling structural qualification to be carried out in safety critical situations such as in aircraft structural analysis. The procedure is based on a decomposition of the idealisation process which is in itself based on a hierarchical decomposition of the structure. Tangible benefits of employing a systematic procedure are shown through examples.

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