Computer Aided Design in Civil Engineering Based Upon the OODBMS ONTOS

by Karlheinz Lehner, Ruhr-Univ of Bochum, Bochum, Germany,
Dietrich Hartmann, Ruhr-Univ of Bochum, Bochum, Germany,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering

Abstract: Recent research in numerous projects carried out at the Institute of Computational Engineering (ICE) demonstrates the capability of object-oriented database management systems (OODBMS), in particular, the excellent performance of ONTOS. This contribution in intended to evidence the potential of the OODBMS ONTOS. It is shown in detail that the definition of a persistent database class OBJECT accessible from user-defined classes facilitates software integration in a very sophisticated fashion.

Subject Headings: Databases | Computer aided design | Structural engineering | Systems management | Computer aided operations

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