Design of a computer interface for automatic finite element analysis of an excavator boom

Yener, Mehmet
The aim of this study is to design a computer interface, which links the user to commercial Finite Element Analysis (FEA) program, MSC.Marc-Mentat to make automatic FE analysis of an excavator boom by using DELPHI as platform. Parametrization of boom geometry is done to add some flexibility to interface called OPTIBOOM. Parametric FE analysis of a boom shortens the design stages and helps to find the optimum design in terms of stresses and mass.


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Citation Formats
M. Yener, “Design of a computer interface for automatic finite element analysis of an excavator boom,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.