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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 38
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper III.4

Object Oriented Programming of Engineering Numerical Applications

M. Ulbin, Z. Ren and J. Flasker

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia

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M. Ulbin, Z. Ren, J. Flasker, "Object Oriented Programming of Engineering Numerical Applications", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Advances in Computational Structures Technology", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 137-142, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.38.3.4
A new approach for designing finite element programs for numerical analysis of contact problems using the object oriented programming techniques is presented in this paper. It is shown that the object oriented programming produces flexible finite element codes, since such coding allows for easier implementation of new features in the code, like trying out new numerical solver, new type of element, new interface, etc. The same task is much more demanding on a programmer, if using traditional sequential coding. Object oriented programming of the Lagrangian multiplier method is presented. Benefits and drawbacks of proposed approach are discussed. The developed code is then used for solving contact problems in gears.

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