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NESC0252 SAFE-PLANE

SAFE-PLANE, Stress Analysis of Planar Structure by Finite Elements Method

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  SAFE-PLANE
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
SAFE-PLANE NESC0252/02 Tested 01-AUG-1967

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NESC0252/02 IBM 360 series IBM 360 series
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM OR FUNCTION

SAFE-PLANE is applied to two-
dimensional structures of arbitrary geometry under in-plane loads.
Either plane  stress or  plane strain  conditions may  be imposed.
Mechanical and thermal loads are permitted.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

The   finite-element   method  is   used   to
construct a  mathematical model  by assembling  discrete elements.
The  total potential  energy of  the structure  is determined  and
subsequently  minimized   by  iteration   on  components   of  the
displacement field  until static equilibrium  of the  structure is
attained.  Strains  and stresses are  computed from  the resulting
displacements.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

   Multi-material structures with varying rigidities converge very
        slowly.
   Not valid for incompressible materials.
   Maximum number of nodal points = 675.
   Maximum number of elements = 1350.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

Less than 3 minutes are required for a full
capacity problem on the 1108.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

Other programs useful  for stress
analysis of  prestressed concrete reactor vessels  are SAFE-AXISYM
and SAFE-PCRS for axisymmetric composite structures and SAFE-SHELL
(NESC Abstract 253)  for thin shells of revolution.   On the 1108,
ICON2   (a  contour   plotting   program)   plots  the   pointwise
stress/strain  output as  a series  of  equal intensity  contours.
SAFE-PLANE replaces PIZZA.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NESC0252/02 01-AUG-1967 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES

Input Instructions for SAFE-PLANE Computer Program.
             Yusef R.  Rashid, Analysis of  Axisymmetric Composite
Structures  by the  Finite Element  Method,  GA-6763, October  15,
1965.
             Prestress Concrete Reactor Vessels Analytical Methods
Development, GACD-7258, June 1966.
             D. C. Cornell, SAFE-PLANE, A Computer Program for the
Stress Analysis and Design of  Two-dimensional Composite Bodies, A
User's Manual, GA-7851, June 30, 1967.
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

Approximately 47000 words storage (decimal)
plus  the operating  system (1108).   Requirements  can be  easily
reduced by simple adjustment of DIMENSION statements.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NESC0252/02 FORTRAN-IV
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

   1108          D. C. Cornell
                 General Atomic Company
                 P. O. Box 81608
                 San Diego, California  92138
   6600          Morris Reich
                 Brookhaven National Laboratory
                 Upton, Long Island, New York  11973
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NESC0252/02
File name File description Records
NESC0252_02.001 SOURCE & DATA %360/65< 1189
NESC0252_02.002 OUTPUT 500
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17. CATEGORIES
  • I. Deformation and Stress Distributions, Structural Analysis and Engineering Design Studies

Keywords: finite element method, static loads, strains, stresses, two-dimensional.