Accession Number:

ADA031246

Title:

Corps-Wide Conference on Computer-Aided Design in Structural Engineering. Volume IV. Division Presentations,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

407.0

Abstract:

The papers in this volume were presented by representatives from each U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Division in the continental United States. The papers give an overall view of each Division, its area, responsibilities, and major problems. Geographical and environmental factors influencing the work are covered and the fraction of the work done by contractors and consultants is discussed. A major portion of many of the papers concerns the use of computers in the design and analysis of structures. Projects, types of computer service used, cost and time savings, and design improvements are described. Also discussed are the means the Division uses for disseminating program information, starting new developments, publicizing improvements, discarding old programs, and which areas of structural design need more computer programs. Views on encouraging and controlling the development of computer programs for structural engineering are expressed and procedures and recommendations for both Division and Corps level operations are suggested. Problems experienced in program and equipment use are discussed. Many papers are accompanied by an appendix containing program abstracts. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE