Object oriented programming for structural mechanics: a review

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    Abstract

    Object-oriented programming has become the main paradigm in general computing, and has started to make significant inroads into scientific computing. This paper reviews the progress made within the field of finite element analysis for structural engineering. The need for a new approach to finite element programming is established, namely the increasing complexity of software. Then the development of object-oriented methods to finite element programming is reviewed, and the progress made in handling the areas of complexity is considered. The main contribution of object-oriented methods to finite element analysis is the application of software engineering advances to finite element programming.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCivil and structural engineering computing
    Subtitle of host publication2001
    EditorsBarry H V Topping
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh
    PublisherSaxe-Coburg Publications
    Pages137-159
    Number of pages23
    ISBN (Print)1874672156
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    Event8th International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing/6th International Conference on Application of Artificial Intelligence to Civil and Struct Engn - EISENSTADT, Austria
    Duration: 19 Sep 200121 Sep 2001
    http://drugg.fgg.uni-lj.si/3615/

    Conference

    Conference8th International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing/6th International Conference on Application of Artificial Intelligence to Civil and Struct Engn
    CountryAustria
    CityEISENSTADT
    Period19/09/0121/09/01
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    Keywords

    • finite element analysis
    • FRAMEWORK
    • object-oriented programming
    • FINITE-ELEMENT ANALYSIS
    • structural analysis
    • C++

    Cite this

    Mackie, RI. (2001). Object oriented programming for structural mechanics: a review. In B. H. V. Topping (Ed.), Civil and structural engineering computing: 2001 (pp. 137-159). Saxe-Coburg Publications. http://copac.ac.uk/search?&title=Civil+and+structural+engineering+computing+2001&sort-order=rank