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MAGIC II: An Automated General Purpose System for Structural Analysis. Volume II: User's Manual

Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-1 Volume II
Author: Jordan, Stephen
Author: Gallo, A. Michael
Corporate Author: Bell Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Pages: 581
Contract: F33615-69-C-1241
Project: 1467
Task: 146702
AD Number: AD0726565

An automated general purpose system for analysis is presented. This system, identified by the acronym 'MAGIC II' for Matrix Analysis via Generative and Interpretive Computations, is an extension of structural analysis capability available in the initial MAGIC System. MAGIC provides a powerful framework for implementation of the finite element analysis technology and provides diversified capability for displacement, stress, vibration and stability analyses. The matrix displacement method of analysis based upon finite element idealization is employed throughout. Ten versatile finite elements are incorporated in the finite element library. These are frame, shear panel, triangular cross-section ring, trapezoidal cross-section ring (and core), toroidal thin shell ring (and shell cap), quadrilateral thin shell and triangular thin shell elements. Additional elements include a frame element, quadrilateral plate and triangular plate elements which can be used for both stress and stability analysis. The finite elements listed include matrices for stiffness, mass, incremental stiffness, prestrain load, thermal load, distributed mechanical load and stress. The MAGIC II System for structural analysis is presented as an integral part of the overall design cycle. Considerations in this regard include, among other things, preprinted input data forms, automated data generation, data confirmation features, restart options, automated output data reduction and readable output displays. Documentation of the MAGIC II System is presented in three parts; namely, Volume I: Engineer's Manual, Volume II: User's Manual and Volume III: Programmer's Manual. The subject document, Volume II, contains instructions for the preparation of input data and interpretation of output data.

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