EXPERT SYSTEM FOR FINITE ELEMENT MODELING

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9332
Amount: $475,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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1215 Hightower Trail #b100, Atlanta, GA, 30338
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Research Institution
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Abstract
MOST TYPICAL PROBLEMS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING ARE BEST ANALYZED BY APPROXIMATING AN OBJECT'S GEOMETRY WITH FINITE ELEMENTS. SELECTING AN APPROPRIATE MESHING STRATEGY FOR A GIVEN SOLID REQUIRES KNOWLEDGE ABOUT FINITE ELEMENT THEORY IN GENERAL, AND ABOUT PACKAGE-SPECIFIC DETAILS IN PARTICULAR. THE ADEPT SYSTEM INTEGRATES A TRADITIONAL SOLIDMODELER WITH AN EXPERT SYSTEM EQUIPPED WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE. PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT CONCLUDED IN THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A SIMPLE WORKING MODEL OF ADEPT. THE PHASE IIEFFORT WILL INVOLVE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPLETELY INTEGRATED, FULLY FUNCTIONAL ADEPT SYSTEM. GIVEN A SOLID TOBE ANALYZED, ADEPT WILL USE A COMBINATION OF FEATURES DEDUCED FROM THE SOLID'S GEOMETRY AND INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE USER TO DETERMINE A MODELING STRATEGY AND TO AUTOMATICALLY GENERATE INPUT FILES FOR A CHOSEN SET OF ANALYSIS PACKAGES.

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