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Title: Evaluation of the P-level finite-element program "FIESTA"
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. St. Louis District
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Lower Mississippi Valley Division
Hall, Robert L.
Merrill, Chris A.
Keywords: Computer programs
Concrete dams
Finite element method
Computer program
Structural analysis
Data processing
Publisher: Information Technology Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; ITL-87-3.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This study examines the P-level finite-element program "FIESTA" from an unbiased position. The purpose of such an examination is to determine whether or not the program should be included in the Corps of Engineers' file of finite-element programs. This evaluation further verifies the accuracy, cost effectiveness, and user friendliness of FIESTA by implementing it to analyze several general structural problems of Corps interest. The evaluation of FIESTA is accomplished by analyzing a two-dimensional cross section of a concrete dam; plate problems with varying thickness to depth ratios under surface, gravity, and temperature loading; examination of proper aspect ratio of elements; and a three-dimensional intermediate pier with unsymmetric loading of a concrete dam. The evaluation is based on a comparative study of FIESTA and GTSTRUDL codes (P-version and H-version, respectively). NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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