Accession Number : ADA192410

Title :   Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Project. Procedure for Static Analysis of Gravity Dams Using the Finite Element Method. Phase 1a.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Will, Kenneth M

PDF Url : ADA192410

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : This study is a continuation of an on-going project by the Computer Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Committee on finite element analysis. This method of analysis, though in use for many years, is becoming more widely acclaimed as a viable method of solution available to engineers for structural analyses. Phase Ia of this study, discussed herein, seeks to inform the engineer of the necessary steps in performing a static finite element analysis of a Corps structure, a gravity dam. Following the preparatory information and the actual analysis, the results are interpreted and the accuracy of the solution is determined. Finally, conclusions and recommendation for finite element modeling of gravity dams are presented. Keywords: Computer aided design; Finite element method; Gravity dams; Structural design.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *DAMS, *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, *GRAVITY, *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), STATIC TESTS, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, SPECIFICATIONS

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE