Technical Reports

Software Series: GIFWHL - User's Guide and Technical Documentation

  • 01
  • Mar
  • 1980
AUTHOR: B. Prasad, M. T. Chen, V. K. Garg
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Finite Elements, Wheel Stress Analysis, GIFTS-4, WHEEL, Computer Program
ABSTRACT: This report describes an interface package which links GIFTS-4B (an interactive, graphics-oriented, finite-element software system) to WHEEL, a finite-element program. The package is designed to produce complete card-image input decks, which can then be used for three dimensional stress analyses of railroad car wheels, by means of the WHEEL program. The user's interaction is minimized by means of computer-coded flexibilities and conveniences, which saves time and eliminates errors in data preparation, checking, and display of results. A guide to the use of the package is included, and various features are illustrated. The United States Government assumes no liability for the contents of this report, or the use thereof.
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