This book is an introduction to the subject of computer use in structural engineering. After a general introduction on the uses and advantages of computers, various topics are analysed under the following headings: the design process, structural analysis (load, safety factor, stress and deformation, cost), analysis of determinate and elastic structures, additional aspects of stress and deformation analysis, specific analysis and design programs (ICES, genesys, nastran, IBM plan), organizational structures for computer programs, the interface between the computer and the structural designer, examples of computer use in structural engineering, possibilities for the near future, computer hardware and systems, programming languages, the analog computer, short index of algorithms, numerical integration, matrix algebra, computer definitions and glossary, units of measurements. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Van Nostrand Reinhold

    115 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10003
  • Authors:
    • Wright, E W
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00184435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM