Probabilistic Structures Analysis Methods (PSAM) for select space propulsion system components
- Sep 1, 1991.
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- 1 electronic document
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- The basic formulation for probabilistic finite element analysis is described and demonstrated on a few sample problems. This formulation is based on iterative perturbation that uses the factorized stiffness on the unperturbed system as the iteration preconditioner for obtaining the solution to the perturbed problem. This approach eliminates the need to compute, store and manipulate explicit partial derivatives of the element matrices and force vector, which not only reduces memory usage considerably, but also greatly simplifies the coding and validation tasks. All aspects for the proposed formulation were combined in a demonstration problem using a simplified model of a curved turbine blade discretized with 48 shell elements, and having random pressure and temperature fields with partial correlation, random uniform thickness, and random stiffness at the root.
- Document ID: 19910023210.
Accession ID: 91N32524.
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