A comprehensive study of current bridge design practice was carried out in order to determine the criteria for selection of appropriate applications software. The study provided the basis for establishing fundamental selection criteria for the evaluation of existing bridge design software. Using the criteria, 204 existing programs (and systems) were evaluated for potential use in the prototype system. From this initial group, twelve programs in four general application areas (superstructures, geometry, substructures, and piles) were selected as most likely candidates for universal usage. As a product of this evaluation, abstracts of all 204 programs were compiled which include a featured description of each program. This report was prepared as part of efforts under the Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Project. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    College Park, MD  United States  20742

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Schelling, D R
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 110 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WES-TR-K-80-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DACW39-78-M-5127
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM