Accession Number : ADA300921

Title :   Computer Program for the Design and Investigation of Horizontally Framed Miter Gates using the Load and Resistance Factor Design Criteria (CMITER-LRFD). User's Guide

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Riveros, Guillermo A.

PDF Url : ADA300921

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 216

Abstract : This report is the user's manual for the CMITER-LRFD computer program, which is used to design and investigate horizontally framed miter gates with the skin plate in the upstream flange, using the load and resistance factor design criteria (LRFD). LRFD criteria offer more uniform reliability and a possibility of economy that is achieved in the design process. CMI'ER-LRFD is organized into three distinct functions: the Recommended Design Module (RECDES), which performs calculations that will help to establish meaningful values required to start the design; the Design Module (DES), which performs calculations to design a gate leaf; and the Investigation Module (INV), which can be used to investigate an existing gate leaf or to verify a design. This report presents results of RECDES, DES, and INV modules for an example of a structure originally designed using allowable stress design criteria.

Descriptors :   *LOAD DISTRIBUTION, *STEEL, *LOCKS(WATERWAYS), COMPRESSION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, USER MANUALS, IMPACT, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, LOADS(FORCES), MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, BENDING, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, FLEXURAL STRENGTH, BUCKLING, YIELD STRENGTH, EARTHQUAKES, DESIGN CRITERIA, TORSION, STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, MOMENT OF INERTIA, SHEAR STRENGTH, DAMS, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, GIRDERS.

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE