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Education

The people from BEST Corporation have been in the business of boundary elements since well before the inception of GPBEST in 1986. Dr. Banerjee, the founder of BEST Corporation, has taught boundary element methods to literally hundreds of engineers around the globe over the past 25 years. Currently we have supplied many books and publication references (Books & Publications) for our users information.

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Training

BEST Corporation has produced extensive user and quick start manuals for all of its software products. We have expended a tremendous amount of time and resources to expand our user manuals over the past several years. The following three manuals are the current BEST Corporation manuals and are now online and fully text searchable.

 

GPBEST USER'S MANUAL Volume 1

BESTVIEW USER'S MANUAL Volume 2

INTRODUCTION TO GPBEST: ELASTIC ANALYSIS USER'S MANUAL

 

GPBEST USER'S MANUAL Volume 1

The primary objective of this User's Manual is to provide an overview of some GPBEST capabilities, along with detailed descriptions of the input data requirements. The manual consists of the following Chapters:

Chapter 1: Introduction and Installation
1.1 - Introduction
1.2 - GPBEST Installation Instructions
1.3 - Instructions for Use
1.4 - Contents of GPBEST System
1.5 - How to Request a GPBEST Password
Chapter 2: Theoretical Background
2.1 - Quasi-Static Elastic Analysis
2.2 - Analysis of Anisotropic Bodies
2.3 - Heat Conduction Analysis
2.4 - Thermoelastic Analysis
2.5 - Fracture Mechanics Analysis
2.6 - Poroelastic Analysis
2.7 - Periodic Acoustic Analysis
2.8 - Periodic Dynamic Analysis
2.9 - Free-Vibration Analysis
2.10 - Acoustic Eigen-Frequency Analysis
2.11 - Point Source/Force Analysis
2.12 - Discontinuity Elements
2.13 - Inelastic Analysis
Chapter 3: Numerical Implementation
3.1 - Representation of Geometry and Functions
3.2 - Surface Integration
3.3 - Assembly of System Equations
3.4 - Solution of System Equations
3.5 - Accuracy and Efficiency
Chapter 4: Guide to Using GPBEST
4.1 - Getting Started
4.2 - Graphics Interface
4.3 - Availability of GPBEST
4.4 - File System in GPBEST
4.5 - Special Features of GPBEST
4.6 - Useful UNIX-Based Operations
Chapter 5: GPBEST Input
5.1 - Case Control
5.2 - Material Property Definition
5.3 - Definition of Geometry
5.4 - Definition of GMR Compatibility
5.5 - Definition of Boundary Conditions
5.6 - Body Force Definition
5.7 - Definition of Boundary Condition Changes
5.8 - GPBEST-DCE Control
Chapter 6: Tutorials and Examples
6.1 - GPBEST Features and Limits
6.2 - Data Flow In and Out of GPBEST
6.3 - Example Problems
Chapter 7: Applications
7.1 - Elastic Analysis
7.2 - Heat Transfer Analysis
7.3 - Periodic Acoustic Analysis
7.4 - Periodic Dynamic Analysis
7.5 - Poroelastic Analysis
7.6 - Thermo-Elastic Analysis
7.7 - Electromagnetic Analysis
7.8 - Fracture Analysis
7.9 - Elasto-Plastic Analysis
Chapter 8: GPBEST Distributed Computing Environment
8.1 - Installation Instructions
8.2 - Contents of GPBEST-DCE System
8.3 - GPBEST-DCE System Requirements
8.4 - Guide to Using GPBEST-DCE
8.5 - Instructions for Use
8.6 - General Limits of GPBEST-DCE
8.7 - GPBEST-DCE Startup Problems
8.8 - GPBEST-DCE Example Output
Chapter 9: References

 

BESTVIEW USER'S MANUAL Volume 2

The primary objective of this User's Manual is to provide an overview of some BESTVIEW capabilities, along with detailed descriptions of the modeling requirements. The manual consists of the following Chapters:

Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 - BESTVIEW Overview
1.2 - Organization of this Manual
1.3 - Installing BESTVIEW
1.4 - Requesting a Password
1.5 - Getting to Know BESTVIEW 
1.6 - Quick Start Section
Chapter 2: Global Commands
2.1 - Introduction
2.2 - CDRAW
2.3 - DRAW
2.4 - MODE
2.5 - HIGHLIGHT
2.6 - LIST
2.7 - DISPLAY OPTIONS
2.8 - VIEW OPTIONS
2.9 - GROUPS
2.10 - PLOT
2.11 - HARDCOPY
2.12 - DIGITIZER
2.13 - SET DIGITIZER
2.14 - LIMITATIONS
Chapter 3: Defining The Geometry
3.1 - Introduction
3.2 - The DEFINE GEOMETRY Option
3.3 - COORDINATE FRAME
3.4 - INTERSECTION
3.5 - LINE
3.6 - POINT
3.7 - SURFACE
3.8 - ASSEMBLE MODELS
3.9 - IGES
3.10 - IMPORT
3.11 - LIMITATIONS
Chapter 4: Generating The Mesh
4.1 - Introduction
4.2 - List of Options
4.3 - COINCIDENT NODES
4.4 - CREATE
4.5 - ELEMENT
4.6 - EQUIVALENCE
4.7 - FAST MESH
4.8 - NODE
4.9 - TOLERANCE
4.10 - TRANSITION
4.11 - QUALITY CHECK ATTRIBUTES
4.12 - BREAK MODEL
4.13 - LIMITATIONS
Chapter 5: Preparing Data For GPBEST
5.1 - Introduction
5.2 - PREPARE ANALYSIS OPTIONS
5.3 - List of Options
5.4 - LIMITATIONS
Chapter 6: Post Processing GPBEST Results
6.1 - Introduction
6.2 - List of Options
6.3 - READ GPBEST RESULTS
6.4 - CONTOURS
6.5 - DEFINE COLOR BAR
6.6 - DEFORMED GEOMETRY
6.7 - XY-PLOT
6.8 - FILE SCALAR RESULTS
6.9 - SWEEP TO XY DATA
6.10 - LIMITATIONS
Chapter 7: Notes On Frequently Used Features
7.1 - Introduction
7.2 - SAVE Option
7.3 - INITIALIZE Option
7.4 - EXIT Option
7.5 - QUICK DISPLAY GUIDE
7.6 - Helpful Hints
Chapter 8: A Tutorial On BESTVIEW
8.1 - Problem #1 Rectangular Beam in Tension
8.2 - Problem #2 Cantilever Beam
8.3 - Problem #3 Spherical Pressure Vessel
8.4 - Problem #4 3-D Cantilever Beam with Distributed Static Force
8.5 - Problem #5 Importing IGES Data File
8.6 - Problem #6 Creating Surfaces From IGES File
8.7 - Problem #7 Importing ANSYS Data File
Chapter 9: Graphics Translators
9.1 - Introduction
9.2 - PREBEST Translator
9.3 - POSTBEST Translator
9.4 - PATRAN
9.5 - I-DEAS
9.6 - HYPERMESH
9.7 - FEMAP
Chapter 10: GPBEST Neutral File Format
10.1 - Problem (CASE Input) Description
10.2 - Material Description
10.3 - GMR Description
10.4 - Interface Description
10.5 - Boundary Condition Description
10.6 - Body Force Description
10.7 - Result Description

 

INTRODUCTION TO GPBEST: ELASTIC ANALYSIS USER'S MANUAL

The primary objective of this User's Manual is to provide an introduction to the GPBEST system. It contains all the information that is needed to install GPBEST and start running some basic problems. The manual consists of the following Chapters:

Chapter 1: Introducing the GPBEST System
Chapter 2: Installation
Chapter 3: Tutorial #1: Running an Example Problem
Chapter 4: Tutorial #2: 2-D Problem
Chapter 5: Tutorial #3: 3-D Problem
Chapter 6: Additional Helpful Information
Appendix A - References
Appendix B - Units and Dimensions
Appendix C - Useful Unix Scripts
Appendix D - GPBEST/BESTVIEW Password Request
Appendix E - GPBEST Elastic Analysis Keywords
 

 

 

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