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NESC9908 TAURUS.

TAURUS, Postprocessor of 3-D Finite Elements Plots

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  TAURUS.
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2. COMPUTERS
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

TAURUS reads the binary plot files generated by the LLNL three-dimensional finite element analysis codes, NIKE3D (NESC 9725), DYNA3D (NESC 9909), TACO3D (NESC 9838), TOPAZ3D (NESC9599) and GEMINI and plots contours, time histories, and deformed shapes. Contours of a large number of quantities may be plotted on meshes consisting of plate, shell, and  solid type elements. TAURUS can compute a variety of strain measures, reaction forces along constrained boundaries, and momentum. TAURUS has three phases: initialization, geometry display  with contouring, and time  history processing.
  
This package is distributed by:
Energy Science and Technology Software Center
P.O. Box 62
1 Science.Gov Way
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
(865) 576-2606 TEL
(865) 576-6436 FAX
E-mail: ESTSC@osti.gov
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION:
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

TAURUS replaces the earlier non- interactive postprocessor, DYNAP, and interactive postprocessor, GRAPE. The Cray1 version of TAURUS makes use of several LLNL environmental system subroutines including the PLOTLIB graphics library (NESC 9692); NEA Data Bank alternatives for some of the LLNL-specific system routines are included. The LLNL-developed DIGLIB/VMS (NESC 9639) graphics software used with the VAX11 version is included with that version.
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9. STATUS

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10. REFERENCES

- TAURUS, NESC No. 9908.3090, TAURUS IBM3090 Version Tape
  Description,
  National Energy Software Center Note 88-71, May 31, 1988.
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

The IBM version of TAURUS can be used with the IBM3270 family of graphic displays of the IBM5080 graphics display system.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED

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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  CTSS (Cray1), VMS (DEC VAX11), VM,MVS (IBM3090).
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

Graphics device support for the IBM version is provided by the proprietary IBM Graphical Data Display Manager (GDDM) Version 2; this software is not included.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

            B.E. Brown and J.O. Hallquist
            Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
            P.O. Box 808
            Livermore, California 94550

  3090      T. Kennedy
            IBM Corporation
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
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17. CATEGORIES
  • N. Subsidiary Calculations

Keywords: computer graphics, data processing, finite element method, interactive computing, plotters, three-dimensional.