Date of Award:

5-2008

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Committee Chair(s)

Steven Folkman

Committee

Steven Folkman

Committee

Alma P. Moser

Committee

Barton Smith

Abstract

PIPE5 is a two-dimensional finite element analysis program for buried structure analysis. The program has gone through several changes over the years. Some of the features that were added in the latest revision are stress stiffening, corotational formulation, bandwidth minimization, residual monitoring, and dynamic memory allocation. Some parts of the program were also rewritten to make them clearer and improve their performance. After the modifications several comparisons were made to other programs and earlier versions of the program to test the accuracy of the program in its latest form.

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