Accession Number : AD0755368


Title :   MAGIC 3: An Automated General Purpose System for Structural Analysis Volume 1. Engineer's Manual


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Mar 1971-15 Mar 1972


Corporate Author : BELL AEROSPACE CO BUFFALO NY


Personal Author(s) : Batt, James R ; Jordan, Stephen


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/755368.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1972


Pagination or Media Count : 185


Abstract : An automated general purpose system for analysis is presented. This system, identified by the acronym, 'MAGIC III' for Matrix Analysis via Generative and Interpretive Computations, is an extension of the structural analysis capability available in the initial MAGIC System. MAGIC III provides a powerful framework for implementation of the finite element analysis technology and provides diversified capability for displacement, stress, vibration, and stability analyses. It is written in FORTRAN 4 for IBM 360/65 and CDC 6400 computers, and contains 477 subroutines. Additional elements have been added to the MAGIC element library in this phase of MAGIC development. These are the solid elements; rectangular prism, tetrahedron, triangular prism, symmetric triangular prism, and triangular ring (asymmetrical loading). Also included are the symmetric shear web element and a revised quadrilateral thin shell element. The finite elements listed include matrices for stiffness, mass, prestrain load, thermal load, distributed mechanical load, pressure and stress.


Descriptors :   *STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES , THERMAL PROPERTIES , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , STABILITY , STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS , MATRICES(MATHEMATICS) , LOADS(FORCES) , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , STRESSES , VIBRATION


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE