SOME ASPECTS OF INTERACTIVE STRUCTURAL DESIGN

THE EXPERIENCE GAINED IN THE DEPT. OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY, IN THE USE OF A COMPUTING SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE STRUCTURAL DESIGN IS DISCUSSED. THE DESIGN PROCESS IS EXAMINED AND REVEALS THE NECESSITY FOR EFFICIENT MAN-MACHINE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DESIGNER AND MACHINE. CONVERSATIONAL MODE OF OPERATION AND VISUAL DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE SHOWN TO PROVIDE A CONVENIENT MEANS OF ACHIEVING SUCH COMMUNICATION. THE ENGINEER RETAINS CONTROL OF THE DESIGN PROCESS AT ALL STAGES, AND USES THE SPEED AND MEMORY OF THE COMPUTER TO ASSIST HIM IN THE EVOLUTION OF A SATISFACTORY SCHEME. EXAMPLES OF THREE DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS ARE GIVEN AS FOLLOWS: THE CALCULATION AND MODIFICATION OF THE SECTION PROPERTIES OF A SPINE BEAM BRIDGE; THE DESIGN OF PRESTRESSED BEAMS; AND THE DESIGN OF SLABS FOR CELLULAR BRIDGES.

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    Institution of Structural Engineers

    11 Upper Belgrave Street
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1X 8BH
  • Authors:
    • Sawko, F
    • Cope, R J
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 290-213
  • Serial:
    • Structural Engineer
    • Volume: 52
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Institution of Structural Engineers
    • ISSN: 1466-5123

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM