Accession Number:

ADA031245

Title:

Corps-Wide Conference on Computer-Aided Design in Structural Engineering. Volume III. Invited Speeches and Technical Presentations,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

Mr. Charles Corns, in his speech on Structural Design in the Corps, spoke about the training of structural engineers, the responsibility of Office, Chief of Engineers OCE, for issuing technical guidance to field offices, and the structural engineering research program. COL Patrick Marks, discussing Computer Support for Engineers, stressed OCEs willingness to help with hardware procurement, software support, research support dissemination efforts, contractual support, and ADP planning. Mr. Corns second speech, The Role of Computers in Civil Works Design, gave the historical background for using the computer for structural analysis, surveyed the current Civil Works development program for computer use, and discussed some areas where computer analysis has vastly improved structural design. Mr. William D. Ashton, in his speech on Computer-Aided Bridge Design, told how the Rock Island District RID has greatly increased its design efficiency and reduced design time and costs by using the computer. Mr. James Cheek in his talk, Engineering Computer Graphics, gave the history of the Wes ADPC computer graphics capability. Dr. N. Radhakrishnan, discussed Some Recent Applications of the Finite Element Method In Corps Work. Mr. Richard Delyea presented the Federal Construction Councils System called FACTS. A similar library called Conversationally Oriented Real-Time Programming System CORPS is maintained by the Corps of Engineers at WES.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE