On the Development of a Finite Element Program for Microcomputers
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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