Data Exchange In Finite Element Analysis - A Functional Requirement Specification
The exchange of data between different finite element systems is
achieved to different levels of success by using product specific,
product independent or standard (eg IGES, SET etc) data formats.
The emerging international Standard for the exchange of product
model data, called STEP, does include f.e. data and is being
developed using structured data modelling techniques.
To be successful for the FE community, it is crucial that the functional requirements for the Standard are well considered during the development process. This study has therefore investigated the requirements for representing information from NAFEMS benchmarks, from commercial f.e. programs, and from the real experiences of practising engineers.
This report provides both an introduction to newcomers to the subject as well as defining the functional requirements for experts. It will assist in the speedier creation of a better standard and will be used by the NAFEMS CAD/FE Integration Working Group to check ‘conforms to requirements’ as STEP develops.
The work was performed by J Aas of FEGS Ltd under the auspices of the NAFEMS CAD/FE Integration Working Group.
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First Published - July 1992
Softback - 174 Pages