Accession Number : ADA181712

Title :   Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Project. A Case Project Study of Finite Element Analysis of Concrete Flat Slabs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAB

Personal Author(s) : Raisanen,David

PDF Url : ADA181712

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The is a study aimed at providing guidance for the use of finite element analysis programs. As part of the Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Committee study, it focuses on techniques for concrete flat slabs. With a purpose of developing criteria for finite element analysis of flat slab floors, this report has two objectives. To compare methods for the most acceptable yield and to apply these guidelines to the active design problem requires that this report include element selection, initial assumptions, comparisons of verification study, results, discussion of results, conclusions, and recommendations using the finite element methods. A powerhouse erection bay floor slab was selected for the problem solutions, with the GTSTRUDL program's IPBQQ element the only one suited to this problem. Keywords: Computer-aided design, Concrete slabs, Flooring, Concrete, Finite element method.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, *REINFORCED CONCRETE, CONCRETE, FLOORS, BAYS(STRUCTURAL UNITS), CONSTRUCTION, PROBLEM SOLVING, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), BUILDINGS, STRESS ANALYSIS, ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE