PROJECT - STRESSCON
Funding : ARDB ( AERO
Comprehensive Understanding of the phenomenon of Stress
Concentration developed to initiate fundamental work on plate formulations.
FEM Libraries including Multilayered Plate Element
& Singularity elements developed.
Software Research in FEM-CAD is initiated resulting
in "PRANAM" SYSTEM with Semi Automatic Discretization capabilities.
Several New Algorithms for efficient Modular Grid
discretization and Renumbering (wide FECOM 85) to achieve Minimal Front
The FEM - CAD know how is shared through national seminar/
W/s on " FEM software systems with Interactive graphics" for first time
in India jointly with NCSDCT, TIFR to popularize (vide JAeSI vol.34, No-1-2,
pp. 57-60, 1982) computer graphics.
Supported Ph.D. program on FEM-CAD, Fracture Mechanics. It
has also results in a new theory for Unstable Crack extension in the realm