Use of Computer Graphics in the Analysis of Large Space Structures

by Andrew F. Miller, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Cent, for Interactive Computer Graphics, Troy, NY, USA,
Michael H. Ackroyd, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Cent, for Interactive Computer Graphics, Troy, NY, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Damage Mechanics and Continuum Modeling

Abstract: This paper illustrates how interactive computer graphics can provide a useful tool in setting up analytical models of structural latticeworks comprised of large numbers of degrees of freedom for automated input to both standard discrete analysis procedures and equivalent continuum modeling packages. On output, interactive computer graphic techniques facilitate interpretation of the results.

Subject Headings: Structural analysis | Graphic methods | Structural models | Computer software | Computer models | Mathematical models | Space frames | Computer analysis

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