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Title: Three-Dimensional Stability Analysis/Design (3DSAD) Computer Program for Concrete Monolithic Structures
Author(s): Fred T. Tracy
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 159-176
Keywords: algorithms; computer programs; concrete construction; stability; concrete dams; structural analysis; structural design; Design
Abstract:Paper describes the capabilities and techniques used in a Three-Dimensional Stability Analysis/Design (3DSAD) computer program for concrete monolithic structures. The program was designed to do both nonstandard-shaped structures and specific structure types such as dams, locks, cooling towers, power houses, etc. The philosophy of the program was to first develop general geometry, loads, and analysis modules and then develop modules for specific structures using the general modules as tools. Another general purpose capability, the Free-Body Module, was then added to the collection of tools. Specific modules were also enhanced with a Design Memorandum (DM) Plate capability for final reporting of results. Paper describes the general modules and the specific modules for dams with emphasis on algorithms and procedure for the general modules.
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