Feature description structures for finite element modelling

Chandra, S (1999) Feature description structures for finite element modelling. In: International Conf. on Civil and Structural Engineering, 7th, and International Conf. on the Applications of AI to Civil and Structural Engineering, 13-15 Sept 1999, Oxford, UK.

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Abstract

This paper describes the extraction and description of features from finite element (FE) models. Feature description of the physical system can aid in assimilation of such descriptions of behavior and isolate specific features for re-design and optimization. Use of domain specific terminology and a natural language interface can enable users to query the data base in a qualitative manner using fuzzy descriptions. A feature description structure is developed to generate succinct descriptions of the features of the physical system. In combination with information compression schema and description interpreters for shape, signal and images, the facility can provide succinct and detailed descriptions of behavior. Feature description at the FE modeling level would enable the bridging of the process of initial design, solid-modeling and FE analysis. This paper introduces the environment and some details of the feature description process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solid-modeling
Subjects: ENGINEERING > Structural Mechanics
Division/Department: Structures Division
Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:50
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/2750

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