Survey of Computer Use in Hydraulics and Hydrology

by James T. Wulliman, Muller Engineering Co, Lakewood, CO, USA,
Larry A. Muller, Muller Engineering Co, Lakewood, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age


The surveyed population consists of the 58 member firms of the Consulting Engineers Council of Colorado practicing in the area of water resources. 90 percent of these firms use computers in hydraulics and hydrology and 83 percent have in-house computer facilities, mostly micro computers. Approximately one half of the firms use computer timesharing services, and most use in-house computers as remote terminals. Firms with mainframe and mini computers make use of a greater number of programs than firms with micro computers. Fewer programs are used through timesharing services than on in-house computers. More of the programs presently in use were developed by in-house staff.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Consulting services | Water resources | Computer software | Population projection | Hydrology | Hydraulics | Geomatic surveys | Colorado | United States

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