"Introduction and Guidance in Computer-Oriented Stress Analysis at Zhengzhou Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering under the First Ministry of Machine Building Industry";
Report for Government of the People's Republic of China, United Nations Industrial Development Organization; 1981.
The basic objective of the project was to assist the People's Pepublic of China in strengthening its machinery building industry. This objective has resulted in specification of a number of duties for the UNIDO expert which can be summarized as providing instruction and guidance to engineers at the Zhengzhou Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering under the First Ministry of Machine Building Industry, in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, in the field of computer-oriented stress analysis (computational mechanics of solids).
Field work in Zhengzhou consisted of introductory discussion with senior counterpart staff on the present situation at the Research Institute, lecturing on the Finite Element Method (two weeks, six days per week, three times one and a half hours per day) and, to a small extent, on basic principles of Optimem Structural Design and of advising on scientific and/or technical problems posed by counterpart staff.
Conclusions and recommendations encompass qualitative and quantitative aspects of man-power, the computer and sibrary situation, lecturing and research. The main conclusion is that the present computer situation at the Zhengzhou Research Institute represents an unsurmountable handicap for practice-oriented research in computational mechanics of solids. In full awareness of the financial implications, purchase of a powerful main-frame computer including appropriate computer periphery is strongly recommended.
Keywords: finite element method, boundary element method, computer hardware, computer software, computational mechanics, datat base, fracture mechanics, gear, lubrication, Peoples's Republic of China, scientific instruction, stress analysis, vibration