Accession Number : ADA255421


Title :   A Methodology for the Evaluation of Structural Design Software for DOS- Based Microcomputers


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Adeli, Hojjat ; Wilcoski, James ; Hayes, John R , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255421.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : The missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and installation Directorates of Engineering and Housing require structural design engineers to produce high-quality designs with efficiency and accuracy. Therefore, the Army has an interest in the productivity and quality enhancements offered by structural design computer software. This report presents a methodology for evaluating the performance of commercially available structural design software for DOS-based microcomputers. Careful evaluation of such software is necessary because the quality of these products varies widely, and these differences may not be apparent without systematic evaluation by the potential user. Significant savings in the design process can be realized if a high-quality software program is used for its intended purpose.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT , *MICROCOMPUTERS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , METHODOLOGY , COMPUTERS , ACCURACY , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , ARMY , HOUSINGS , SAVINGS , PRODUCTIVITY , ENGINEERS , EFFICIENCY , QUALITY , ENGINEERING , INSTALLATION , MISSIONS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE