AN EXAMINATION OF INTERACTIVE COMPUTER USAGE IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO BRIDGES

The article examines the development of computer-aided bridge design and gives examples which include the design of a multi-span, prestressed concrete segmental bridge incorporating several construction stages. The application of interactive computing with an engineer taking decisions allows a computer to undertake the necessary repetitive calculations and data handling. New techniques covering data handling, program control and organisation are necessary to maintain continuity of operation and communication between user and computer. /TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 525-38
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 61

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM