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A series of examples are presented of calculations that can be performed with the computer code PLEXIS-3C. PLEXIS-3C is a general finite-element computer code for the analysis of transient dynamic problems in structures, accounting also for the presence of compressible fluids. It can treat problems in one, two and/or three dimensions with non-linearities of material (plasticity, viscoplasticity), and of geometry (large displacements, large strains). The test cases considered include academic problems where a reference solution is available for direct comparison; more realistic benchmark problems where the results can be compared with those obtained with other computer codes; and experiments where measured data are available. The majority of these test cases have been considered elsewhere. They have been collected for this paper in order to show a spectrum of applications.

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Authors: CASADEI F, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);HALLEUX J P, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 10th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, Anaheim, Ca. (US), Aug. 14-18, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34810 ORA
Record Number: 198910618 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en