An efficient, cost-effective, and unique computer program has been developed that analyzes a variety of practical engineering problems. STructural Analysis Routines (STARS) is a fully integrated, multidisciplinary, finite element-based, graphic-oriented analysis tool that combines individual modules to solve complex engineering problems. The range of applications includes structural analysis, heat transfer, linear aerodynamics, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), as well as coupled linear and CFD-based aeroelastic, aeroacoustics, aerothermoelastic-acoustics, and aeroservoelastic analysis. Because of the tool’s highly integrated nature, it has broad application across many engineering disciplines.

STARS integrates general-purpose analysis modules for a range of multidisciplinary applications, utilizes standard FORTRAN language to run on a variety of computational platforms, and processes large amounts of data for a finite element-based, graphic-oriented, linear and nonlinear analysis.

This work was done by Kajal Gupta of Armstrong Flight Research Center. DRC-011-003

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