The Interacting Objects Process Model (IOPM) is an object-oriented approach to software design. The IOPM is naturally parallel and presents powerful new opportunities for the modelling of complex physical processes including flexible local behaviour models, interrogation methods similar to those used in artificial intelligence and self monitoring methods for more effective reliability management. The development of the IOPM for linear/nonlinear continuum problems in structural dynamics is presented. Finite element knowledge is used to model stiffness and mass properties but the approach differs from conventional finite element programming in that no assembly of matrices is required and behaviour can be monitored at a local level.
|Translated title of the contribution||Structural dynamic analysis using the Interacting Objects Process Model|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Advances in Engineering Software|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1997|