A brief account is given of the development of computer methods for the analysis and for the design of steel frameworks. The success of the general matrix methods of linear analysis of structures has encouraged much research into the area of fully automatic, optimum design procedures. At the same time, the computer industry developed the concept of time-sharing which made possible a degree of man-machine interaction which seems ideally suited to a design situation. The paper surveys the present state of the art of both fully automatic design and interactive design of steel structures. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Welding Institute

    118 Alfred Street
    Milsons Point, Milsons Point,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Harrison, H B
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM