COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE--WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS
The use of computers in the Western Australian Government Railways dates back to 1966 when an IBM 360/30 computer was installed. In the next five years the computer was used for nonscientific work including data processing. The Civil Engineering Branch made use of these techniques for financial control of large projects. Since early 1973 both scientific and nonscientific programs have been processed and some progress has been made toward the use of minicomputers for data capture and toward the use of terminals for on-line calculations. Programs to solve the following problems have now reached the production stage: realignment of compound curves; structural analysis; waterway design; earthworks & surveying; estimating; rail wear monitoring; and metrication records.
- Presented at the Conference on Computers in Engineering, Sydney, May 16-17, 1974 and contained in Nal't Conference Publication No. 74/1.
Institute of EngineeringSydney, Australia
- Sutton-Mattlocks, K D
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: p. 168-172
- TRT Terms: Alignment; Computer programs; Curves (Geometry); Embankments; Information processing; Maintenance management; Maintenance of way; Maintenance practices; Planning; Rail (Railroads); Structural analysis; Wear
- Old TRIS Terms: Curve alignment; West autralian government railways
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00127620
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 16 1976 12:00AM