On the Development of a Finite Element Program for Microcomputers

  • Steven A. Brown
  • Manohar P. Kamat
Conference paper


In this paper the authors highlignt the hardware and software considerations which are crucial in the development of a reliable and meaninyful finite element proyram operational on a microcomputer. The three guiding considerations in this development are user-friendliness, efficient memory utilization and speed of computation and perhaps in that order. These considerations formed the basis of a microcomputer based finite element program developed by the authors and known by the acronym SNAP/FE.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven A. Brown
    • 1
  • Manohar P. Kamat
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Science and MechanicsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Center of Excellence for Computer ApplicationsUniversity of Tennessee at ChattanoogaChattanoogaUSA

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