CADD Application to Structural Framing Systems

by T. E. Fenske, Univ of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA,
M. Yener, Univ of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Abstract: This presentation illustrates the formulation of a Computer Aided Analysis/Design/Detail (CADD) program package utilizing a common microcomputer data base. It presents a new CADD technique and discusses why this method is cost-effective, time-efficient, and, in the near future, mandatory for those in the competitive structural steel market. Programs have been developed for use on clear span rigid frames and multistory buildings based upon this methodology. Program packages are based on a method of conceptualizing the structure which uses input of fabricated component data to formulate the traditional structural analysis member utilized in an elastic analysis and design process.

Subject Headings: Computer aided design | Computer analysis | Steel structures | Rigid frames | Elastic analysis | Steel frames

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