Accession Number : ADA134392

Title :   Computer-Aided Design Applications for the Base Civil Engineering Technical Design Section.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Duncan,William M

PDF Url : ADA134392

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The design workload on the Air Force Base Civil Engineering Technical Design Section has increased significantly in the past few years due to increased project funding in the Operations and Maintenance budget. This research project was an effort to determine if computer-aided design (CAD) can increase the productivity of the base designers to enable them to meet this increased design requirement. CAD was differentiated into three components - computer drafting, computer assisted engineering analysis, and automated preparation of contract documents - and each component was evaluated for its applicability in the design section. All areas of CAD were found to improve design section personnel. The capability for engineering analysis and automated contract document preparation will be available on the Work Information Management System (WIMS) computer. Computer drafting systems are available commercially and appear to be economically feasible for most Air Force technical design sections. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer aided design, *Civil engineering, *Performance(Human), *Optimization, Efficiency, Man computer interface, Man machine systems, Automation, Workload, Productivity, Information systems, Preparation, Drafting, Contracts, Documents, Military applications, Management information systems, Information systems, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Psychology
      Civil Engineering
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE