Accession Number : ADA182553

Title :   Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Project. User's Guide: Computer Program for Two-Dimensional Analysis of U-Frame Structures (CUFRAM).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DAWKINS (WILLIAM P) STILLWATER OK

Personal Author(s) : Dawkins,William P

PDF Url : ADA182553

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 234

Abstract : The computer program CUFRAM, described in this user's guide, performs an analysis of a two-dimensional slice of a U-frame structure. The program functions in two modes, equilibrium and frame analysis. In the equilibrium mode, the program converts soil and/or water effects to surface loads on the structure, determines the resultants of all applied loads, and determines the necessary base-reaction distribution to equilibrate the external loads. In the frame analysis mode, a model of the structure is formulated and displacements and internal forces throughout the structure are determined from a linearly elastic analysis. Information regarding the response of the structure is provided by this program with no actual design functions nor judgment offered as to the quality of the structural performance. Under certain conditions outlined herein, an analysis of a two-dimensional slice provides comparatively reliable indications concerning the behavior of the three-dimensional system. Keywords: Pile structures; Backfill; Computer program documentation; Computer-aided design; Structural design.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, SOILS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DISPLACEMENT, FORTRAN, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, EQUILIBRIUM(GENERAL), EXTERNAL, FRAMES, LOADS(FORCES), MODELS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PILE STRUCTURES, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, THREE DIMENSIONAL, TWO DIMENSIONAL, USER MANUALS, WATER

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE