Mr. Charles Corns, in his speech on Structural Design in the Corps, spoke about the training of structural engineers, the responsibility of Office, Chief of Engineers (OCE), for issuing technical guidance to field offices, and the structural engineering research program. COL Patrick Marks, discussing Computer Support for Engineers, stressed OCE's willingness to help with hardware procurement, software support, research support dissemination efforts, contractual support, and ADP planning. Mr. Corns' second speech, The Role of Computers in Civil Works Design, gave the historical background for using the computer for structural analysis, surveyed the current Civil Works development program for computer use, and discussed some areas where computer analysis has vastly improved structural design. Mr. William D. Ashton, in his speech on Computer-Aided Bridge Design, told how the Rock Island District (RID) has greatly increased its design efficiency and reduced design time and costs by using the computer. Mr. James Cheek in his talk, Engineering Computer Graphics, gave the history of the Wes ADPC computer graphics capability. Dr. N. Radhakrishnan, discussed Some Recent Applications of the Finite Element Method In Corps' Work. Mr. Richard Delyea presented the Federal Construction Council's System called FACTS. A similar library called Conversationally Oriented Real-Time Programming System (CORPS) is maintained by the Corps of Engineers at WES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Conference held 22-26 Sep 76, New Orleans, La. See also Volume 4, AD-A031 246.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Corns, C F
    • Marks, P W
    • Ashton, W D
    • Cheek, J B
    • Radhakrishnan, N
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

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  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM