Research in Computer-Aided Design of Reinforced Concrete at the University of Colorado

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Title: Research in Computer-Aided Design of Reinforced Concrete at the University of Colorado

Author(s): Victor E. Saouma, Saurine, Saurine Doshi, and Michael S. Jones, and Efthimios S. Sikiotis

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 106

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 125-138

Keywords: beams (supports); computer programs; expert systems; frames; optimization; partial prestressing; quality assurance; reinforced concrete; structural design; Design

Date: 6/1/1988

Abstract:
A brief overview of current research undertaken on computer-aided design of reinforced concrete is presented. The following research projects, related to concrete structures, are briefly discussed: 1) interactive graphics optimum design of reinforced concrete frames; 2) interactive graphics optimization-based design of partially prestressed concrete beams; 3) hybrid design program for the design of reinforced concrete frames; and 4) usage of expert systems as quality assurance programs for the design of reinforced concrete to check their compliance with all the appropriate ACI Building Code provisions.