Integrating Symbolic, Numeric and Graphics Computing Techniques
A workstation-based integrated scientific computing system is a powerful tool for contemporary scientists and engineers. When symbolic, numeric and graphics computing techniques are integrated, a power environment for scientific computing results. The integrated tool is much greater than the sum of its constituent parts. We present some recent developments in this direction: (1) symbolic derivation of numerical code for finite element analysis; (2) automatic numeric code generation based on derived formulas; (3) interactive graphing of curves and surfaces for mathematical formulas; and (4) graphical user interface for mathematical systems. Prototype software systems in these directions are described with actual machine generated examples.
KeywordsFinite Element Analysis FORTRAN Code Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis Formula Derivation Large Expression
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