American Society of Civil Engineers


Computing in Civil Engineering: Microcomputers to Supercomputers


by Kenneth M. Will, (editor), A.M.ASCE, (Assoc. Prof., School of Civ. Engrg., Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA 30332)
Sponsored by the Technical Council on Computer Practices of ASCE, et al.
New York, NY: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-87262-635-5 / 0-87262-635-0, 1988, 860 pp.

Conference information: Fifth Conference; March 29-31, 1988, Radisson Mark Plaza Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia, United States

ASCE sponsor: Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology (TCCIT)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: This book contains papers presented at the Fifth Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering. Computer applications in specific disciplines are covered. These include construction engineering and management, structural design and analysis, hydraulics and hydrology, urban water resources, geotechnical engineering, transportation, and environmental engineering. Expert systems are discussed in depth with a special section on expert systems for construction. CAD selection and implementation, graphical and spreadsheet techniques, and parallel and supercomputing are covered. Other issues related to computer applications covered here include selection and management of computer resources, engineering workstations, liability and responsibility, and software piracy. Computer applications in engineering education are also reviewed.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Computer applications
Computer software
Computer aided design
Microcomputers
Knowledge-based systems
Databases