A minicomputer (suitable for design office use) is described which, although having reduced computing capability compared with a larger machine, offers many advantages of economy and flexibility. Details are given of the system which consists of the data general 1200 central processor which has 28 k of 16 bit word magnetic storage with a 256 k word fixed head disc. These are adequate for the design techniques which have been developed using overlayed Fortran programs as the software basis. Records of designs produced on this system consist of a permanent copy of the teletype conversation which may be augmented by permanent copies of screen displays. The program operation is detailed, and programs to assist in design of deck slabs, prestressed concrete beams, and complex structures are described. Possible analysis and computations are also outlined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper available in the proceedings of the seminar on Bridge Analysis and Design ($15.75), held during the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, July 8-12, 1974, at the University of Warwick, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    167 Oxford Street
    London W1R 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cope, R J
    • Bungey, J H
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Accession Number: 00096492
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PTRC/P/111 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM