Finite Element Analysis and Design of Bridges with Applicatrons of ICAD

by C. A. Hudson, Univ of Maryland, College Park, United States,
M. A. Austin, Univ of Maryland, College Park, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


This paper describes applications of client-server models, interprocess communications (IPC), and concepts of intelligent CAD (ICAD) to the interactive design and analysis of highway bridge structures. The name of our prototype implementation is XBUILD - XBUILD operates in a client server mode, the server being a finite element program that accepts requests for finite element analyses from client pre- and post-processors. The client and server are connected via Interprocess Communications, and communicate by message passing. This paper describes the model we have developed for the message passing.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Bridge design | Bridge tests | Smart buildings | Intelligent transportation systems | Highway and road design | Highway and road structures | Computer aided design

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