Accession Number : ADA310902

Title :   User's Guide. Computer Program for Two-Dimensional Dynamic Analysis of U-Frame or W-Frame Structures (CDWFRM).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Dawkins, William P.

PDF Url : ADA310902

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : This user's guide describes a computer program CDWFRM for dynamic analysis of a two-dimensional (2-D) slice of a U-frame of W-frame structure. 'CDWFRM' is a companion to the program 'CWFRAM' for static analysis of these structures and relies heavily on the documentation for that program. The program functions in the frame analysis mode, in which a 2-D plane frame model of a pile supported monolithic concrete structure is formulated. The effects of soil and/or water in the model of the system must be explicitly provided by the user with the 'additional weight' facility described subsequently. Displacements and internal forces throughout the structure, including pile forces, induced by an earthquake excitation are determined from a linearly elastic model analysis. This program provides information regarding the response of the structure only, performs no design functions, nor does it attempt to judge the quality of the structural performance.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *USER MANUALS, *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, *FRAMES, *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, *PILE STRUCTURES, *DYNAMIC TESTS, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, MODELS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, TWO DIMENSIONAL, WATER, EXCITATION, DISPLACEMENT, FACILITIES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, CONCRETE, THREE DIMENSIONAL, RESPONSE, WEIGHT, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, EARTHQUAKES, STATIC TESTS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE