Tutorial Guide: Computer-Aided Structural Modeling (CASM). Version 5.00
WICKERSHEIMER ENGINEERS INC CHAMPAIGN IL
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The Computer-Aided Structural Modeling CASM computer program is designed to aid the structural engineer in the preliminary design and evaluation of structural building systems by the use of three-dimensional 3-D interactive graphics. CASM allows the structural engineer to quickly evaluate various framing alternatives in order to make more informed decisions in the initial structural evaluation process. The program was developed by the Information Technology Laboratory in conjunction with the Computer Aided Structural Engineering CASE Project, Building Systems Task Group. This release of the CASM is designed to and the user with design criteria, building loads, and structural framing and design. The various parts of the program are summarized below a Basic design criteria. The user can enter information directly or retrieve information from a user-definable database. The design criteria include information about the project, regional design information, and site-specific design information. b Building geometry. The user can assemble the building shape using 3-D primitives cubes, prisms, spheres, cylinders, etc. in an easy manner using pull-down menus, icons, and a mouse. c Dead and live loads. The user can select and construct dead and live loads from several user-definable menus of building materials and load conditions. These loads can then be applied to any desired area of the building volume. Building systems, Preliminary structural design, Computer Aided Structural Engineering CASE, Structural modeling, 3-Dimensional interactive graphics, Computer programs, 3-Dimensional loads.
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- Structural Engineering and Building Technology