Structural Shape Definition and Automatic Mesh Generation
Chapter 2 describes the procedures used to define the midsurface geometry of SORs and prismatic shells, and important features of an automatic mesh generator that generates elements of varying sizes and which allows for varying thickness along the shell midsurface. Later, the use of these shape definitions and mesh-generation tools for structural analysis and optimization is described. The concepts of this chapter are implemented in the programs SPLINE and PREP.
KeywordsDesign Variable Position Vector Mesh Generation Curve Segment Spline Curve
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