Conversion of WECAN to a Minicomputer Environment

by William Evan Stillman, Westinghouse Research &, Development Cent, Pittsburgh, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Electronic Computation


The increasing use of Virtual Memory Systems (VMS) and their incorporation in a range of computers from large mainframe to micros indicates the desirability of converting WECAN to run in a VMS environment. An intermediate step in the conversion process is the conversion of all source coding, originally in FORTRAN 66, to FORTRAN 77 - compatible language. Some of the corrections necessitated are detailed. The conversion to the minicomputer requires a number of additional considerations which are discussed. A major effort is devoted to making the necessary conversion to double precision. Checkout of the converted program is expedited by WECAN's large file of over 700 verification problems, of which some 500 are applicable here. All relevant features of the program have been checked and demonstrated to function properly.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Computer languages | Structural systems | System analysis | Computer analysis | Computer software | Verification | Structural analysis

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