Accession Number : AD0748049

Title :   A Computerized Wood Engineering System: Purdue Plane Structures Analyzer.

Descriptive Note : Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Personal Author(s) : Suddarth,Stanley K.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The document is intended as a guide for using a computerized matrix analysis system for plane wood structures. An unlimited number of types of plane frames, arches, trusses, continuous beams, etc. can be analyzed and checked against certain built-in design considerations. There are, of course, limitations as with all systems, but the user has unprecedented freedom to create a mathematical model to simulate the mechanical action of the real structure. The computer accepts the input description of the analog and automatically performs an analysis regardless of the degree of complexity; it provides useful strength and deflection data in output tables. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRUCTURES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, WOOD

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE