Experience With Workstation-Based Design of Steel Structures

by Robert S. Schaefer, Owens-Corning Fiberglas, Toledo, OH, USA,
Stephen M. Tundermann, Owens-Corning Fiberglas, Toledo, OH, USA,
Carlos I. Pesquera, Owens-Corning Fiberglas, Toledo, OH, USA,
John F. Abel, Owens-Corning Fiberglas, Toledo, OH, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Electronic Computation

Abstract: An example is presented of an interactive graphical structural analysis and design system suitable for individual-user workstations. The experience of a corporate engineering services group with this system is recounted, including the effects on working mode, productivity, material savings, and design reliability. The integration with computerized drafting is also described.

Subject Headings: Steel structures | Structural analysis | Structural reliability | Computer analysis | Graphic methods | System analysis | Drafting

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