Most railway structural analysis jobs can be tackled effectively using British Rail's own computer programs. A team of engineering analysts works between the designer and the computer, guiding the designer towards structural idealization in terms of accuracy and cost. In 1967 three-dimensional analyses were applied to concrete bridges using a finite element program with panel, plate and beam elements. A box-girder program using a finite strip method was also introduced. Late in 1969 a general-purpose finite element program, NEWPAC, came into use with a wider range of elements, simpler input and checking, increased capacity and full detailed output processing.

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    Morgan-Grampian (Professional Press) Limited

    Morgan-Grampian House, Calderwood Street
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  • Authors:
    • SCHOLES, A
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Accession Number: 00057869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM