ICES SYSTEM: GENERAL DESCRIPTION

THE INTEGRATED CIVIL ENGINEERING SYSTEM (ICES) ENABLES ENGINEERS WITH LITTLE OR NO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE TO USE THE COMPUTER TO SOLVE A WIDE RANGE OF ENGINEERING PROBLEMS. THE ENGINEER COMMUNICATES HIS PROBLEM-SOLVING REQUESTS TO THE COMPUTER BY MEANS OF PROBLEM-ORIENTED LANGUAGE COMMANDS. THESE COMMANDS ARE PROCESSED BY THE ICES EXECUTIVE PROGRAM, WHICH USES INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMMAND STRUCTURE PROVIDED BY MEANS OF THE COMMAND-DEFINITION LANGUAGE. PROBLEM-ORIENTED LANGUAGES, THE ICES EXECUTIVE, AND THE COMMAND-DEFINITION LANGUAGE ARE DESCRIBED. THE ENGINEERING OPERATIONS REQUESTED BY THE ENGINEER ARE PERFORMED BY ICETRAN BUILDING BLOCK PROGRAMS. THE ICETRAN PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, AND EXTENSION AND EXPANSION OF FORTRAN, IS DESCRIBED. THE ICETRAN PROGRAMS PERFORM OPERATIONS ON ENGINEERING DATA THAT ARE STORED USING DYNAMIC DATA STRUCTURES. THESE DATA STRUCTURES ENABLE THE TYPE AND AMOUNT OF DATA ASSOCIATED WITH EACH PROBLEM TO BE HIGHLY VARIABLE. SEVERAL ICETRAN PROGRAMS ARE FREQUENTLY REQUIRED TO PROCESS A SINGLE COMMAND. THE VARIOUS TYPES OF PROGRAM LINKAGES THAT ENABLE PROGRAMS TO COMMUNICATE WITH ONE ANOTHER ARE DESCRIBED. /BPR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1967-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200067
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Hpr - Pr-adm
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1994 12:00AM