Accession Number : ADP005689

Title :   Computer Codes Available to Assist in Stability Analysis,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Radhakrishnan, N.

Report Date : JAN 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The Three-Dimensional Stability Analysis/Design Program (3DSAD) has been developed under the Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) project for the analysis and design of hydraulic structures with respect to overturning, sliding, and maximum bearing. Mr. Fred Tracy, Automation Technology Center, WES, is the principal author of this program. The program has two modes of operation: (1) general structural capability and (2) specific structure types. The general modules allow the user to create and interactively plot the geometry and loads of the structure, obtain volume, weights, centroids, forces, and moments for these, and then do an analysis to determine if the base pressures, area of base in compression, sliding, and maximum bearing are at acceptable values. A Free-Body Module also exists to clip the geometry and loads to determine a new problem and make the subsequent analysis.

Descriptors :   *CONCRETE, DAMS, STABILITY, ROCK, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE