Accession Number:

ADA371487

Title:

Application of Visualization in Structural Engineering Design

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1999-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The addition of improved visualization capabilities to engineering design applications can help engineers visualize problems better, analyze problems more accurately, and find better solutions. Applications that involve visualization commonly use the visual modes of volume visualization, color shading, contour lines, animation, and surface representation techniques. However, little research has been done concerning the application of visual modes in structural engineering design analysis. This basic research study investigated how different visual modes influence engineers decisions in solving problems, and attempted to determine significant differences between the effectiveness of various visual modes.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE