Applying PC-Based Graphics to the Display of Loads on Concrete Monolithic Structures

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Title: Applying PC-Based Graphics to the Display of Loads on Concrete Monolithic Structures

Author(s): Fred T. Tracy, MaryY AnnN Leggett, and Camille A. Issa

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 12

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 29-33

Keywords: computer programs; concrete dams; loads (forces); models; mass concrete; locks (waterways); microcomputers; stability methods; structural analysis; structural design; Design

Date: 12/1/1990

Abstract:
The definition, computation, and display of loads for general three-dimensional concrete monolithic structures in a user-friendly manner for classical engineering analyses such as overturning and sliding stability determinations is an extremely difficult problem. Earlier work described effective tools for defining and computing these loads, whereas this paper concentrates on the display of these loads using a PC-based MS-DOS environment with the Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) card and monitor, Virtual Graphics Array (VGA) card and monitor, or state-of-the-art solid modeling boards such as the Matrox SM series.