Intrinsic Models for Interactive Structural Design

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by 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,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering:

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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