Accession Number : ADA255075

Title :   Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Project. Tutorial Guide: Computer-Aided Structural Modeling (CASM). Version 3.00.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WICKERSHEIMER ENGINEERS INC CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Wickersheimer, David ; McDermott, Gene ; Roth, Carl ; Pace, Michael E.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 303

Abstract : This tutorial describes version 3.00 of the computer program CASM, which is designed to aid the structural engineer in the preliminary design and evaluation of structural building systems by the use of three-dimensional interactive graphics. CASM is a preliminary structural design program that incorporates a Structural Planning philosophy. Structural Planning is the study of structural system alternatives within the context of each project's unique set of program criteria. The goal of structural planning, and thus CASM, is to select the most appropriate, efficient, and economical structural system which satisfies established program criteria while integrating the mechanical requirements and complementing the intended aesthetics.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, *INSTRUCTION MANUALS, *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, LOADS(FORCES), STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, SNOW, WIND.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE