Helpful Hints and Tips: Excel VBA 3D Automeshed Plate Example
Abstract: Helpful Hints and Tips on scripting VBA with the StressCheck COM API to simulate a 3D countersink plate. On-the-fly construction of the model, solution and automated live dynamic processing.
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The software provides a highly reliable and user-friendly production stress analysis tool that will replace the Finite Element Method (FEM) tools and failure criteria the experts currently employ for analyzing bonded joints. The software includes an FEM-based handbook format, which allows non-experts to utilize models prepared by specialists. The handbook problems include built-in failure criteria, geometric and material nonlinearities, and the modern FEM technology provides better error control and the treatment of very large aspect ratios.”
Dr. Stephen P. EngelstadTechnical Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Structural Methods and Analysis