Corps-Wide Conference on Computer-Aided Design in Structural Engineering. Volume I. Management Report,
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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In December 1975, the Office, Cheif of Engineers, approved a proposal to develop and conduct a unique experiment in instant dissemination, a participative conference. The objectives of the Conference were to produce a Corps-wide awareness of current capability in Computer-Aided Design in Structural Engineering CADSE, identify short- and long-term needs, and recommend ways to meet those needs. This Conference was one of several experiments designed to test the value of research findings on how to enhance the dissemination of information. The Conference was needed because the developments in CADSE have taken place so rapidly that engineers have been unable to keep up with what is generally available or to coordinate what is to be done. The findings of the Conference are The Corps has a few good programs many more are needed, development should be on a Corps-wide basis a Structural Engineering Software Center SESC is needed and means for funding program development on a Corps-wide Bases must be found. The organizers analyzed the products of the Conference and recommended forming a permanent coordinating committee for Computer-Aided Structural Engineering CASE composed of one structural engineer from each Division Office and one Middle manager engineer rotational yearly from a District Office within each Division and members from Corps laboratories, as appropriate. The Committee, working under the Chief, Structures Branch, OCE, is to resolve the funding and SESC findings of the Conference and then proceed to guide long-term CADSE efforts on a Corps-wide basis.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology