Object-Oriented Methods and Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis: Advantages and Difficulties

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    Abstract

    The use of the object-oriented approach allowed sub-structure based algorithms to be implemented in a straightforward manner, and thus to implement more flexible and efficient algorithms. This relates to reducing the need for stiffness matrix recalculation, and subsequent decomposition. It is found that robust and extensible class hierarchies can be constructed if appropriate class design guidelines are followed carefully. Furthermore, the object-oriented approach yields significant advantages in terms of software engineering, and applying functionality efficiently.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCCP: 76
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Third International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology
    EditorsB.H.V. Topping, Z. Bittnar, B.H.V. Topping, Z. Bittnar
    PublisherCivil-Comp Press
    ChapterIV
    Pages21-22
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)0948749857, 0948749865
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventProceedings of the Third International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 4 Sep 20026 Sep 2002

    Conference

    ConferenceProceedings of the Third International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology
    CountryCzech Republic
    CityPrague
    Period4/09/026/09/02

    Keywords

    • Finite element analysis
    • Non-linearity
    • Object-oriented programming

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    Mackie, R. I. (2002). Object-Oriented Methods and Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis: Advantages and Difficulties. In B. H. V. Topping, Z. Bittnar, B. H. V. Topping, & Z. Bittnar (Eds.), CCP: 76: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology (pp. 21-22). [7] Civil-Comp Press. https://doi.org/10.4203/ccp.76.7, https://doi.org/10.4203/ccp.76