Maestro Base module
This module includes the graphical modeler for developing MAESTRO structural models and full post-processing capability. This includes full model viewing capability and generation of loads for input to the MAESTRO Analysis/Evaluation Solver. Post-processing includes such features as graphical display of loads, deflections, stresses, and failure evaluation results from the MAESTRO Analysis/Solver.
The two central operations of MAESTRO, analysis and evaluation, are also performed by this module. This module completes a finite element analysis and structural integrity evaluation (failure modes and other limit states) of every member and every load case. The solver performs three integrated tasks:
- finite element analysis to obtain the actual stresses and deflections throughout the model for all load cases.
- calculation of the failure stresses for all relevant modes of failure, for every member and every load case.
- a complete evaluation of the structural adequacy of every member under each load case, and thereby obtaining a rigorous assessment of the current design of the structure, which includes identifying the most critical failure mode and load case for each member.