High-Speed Computer Applied to Bridge Impact

by Charles T. G. Looney,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 5, Pg. 1-41


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The analysis and results of a study of the impact on highway bridges is described. The analysis was made on the IBM 704 high speed digital computer. The programming of this analysis was done by means of Fortran, an automatic coding system written in language closely resembling ordinary mathematical language and specially designed for engineering work. The effect of different bridge and truck characteristics are presented, and a dimensionless representation of all the variables.

Subject Headings: Highway bridges | Bridge tests | Computer analysis | Computer programming | Automation | Mathematics | Bridge design

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