Intrinsic Models for Interactive Structural Designby J. H. Grubbs, US Military Acad, West Point, NY, USA,
M. H. Ackroyd, US Military Acad, West Point, NY, USA,
K. H. Law, US Military Acad, West Point, NY, USA,
Abstract: This paper introduces a 'generic' model for interactive design of constructed facilities. The proposed methodology takes real world conditions, in terms of load environment, structural properties, and function of the structure, and develops a hierarchy of possible failure modes. Behavior evaluations are made according to the system hierarchy or as defined by the user. Although demonstrated for a member by member evaluation, the model is applicable to subassemblages and total structures as well. The generic model for design provides a direct link between the system user and the design process during the critical evaluation/design task.
Subject Headings: Structural design | Structural models | Building design | Failure loads | Structural behavior | Failure modes | Failure analysis
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