Accession Number:

ADA134392

Title:

Computer-Aided Design Applications for the Base Civil Engineering Technical Design Section.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

The design workload on the Air Force Base Civil Engineering Technical Design Section has increased significantly in the past few years due to increased project funding in the Operations and Maintenance budget. This research project was an effort to determine if computer-aided design CAD can increase the productivity of the base designers to enable them to meet this increased design requirement. CAD was differentiated into three components - computer drafting, computer assisted engineering analysis, and automated preparation of contract documents - and each component was evaluated for its applicability in the design section. All areas of CAD were found to improve design section personnel. The capability for engineering analysis and automated contract document preparation will be available on the Work Information Management System WIMS computer. Computer drafting systems are available commercially and appear to be economically feasible for most Air Force technical design sections. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Psychology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE