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dc.contributor.advisorAustin, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorHudson, Christopher A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-23T09:55:30Z
dc.date.available2007-05-23T09:55:30Z
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/5459
dc.description.abstractDespite the well established benefits of using finite element methods, commercially available finite element packages have not received wide-spread application to the analysis of highway bridges. This is because they do not have the special features needed by bridge engineers.<P>In particular, the lack of pre- and post-processors suited for the finite element analysis of the bridges is one of the major reasons why the running of finite element program, as a standard part of bridge design, has always been a time consuming process. Currently available bridge software provides few facilities to easily set up, edit, and query information about the design problem description, and the response output to various truck loading conditions. Often the designer is given a textual echo of the input, but no graphical verification that a problem has been well formed. This problem is particularly acute when the design problem definition, and ensuing finite element analysis, needs to be repeated several times.<P>Furthermore, general purpose finite element packages often do not provide for automatic generation of moving truck and lane loads for the maximum effect.<P>The purpose of this study is development of an interactive graphically based pre-processor for the finite element analysis of highway bridges with high-speed engineering workstations. The pre-processor gives engineers the choice of using both keyboard and mouse styles of interaction to describe and edit bridge geometries, set boundary conditions, and place trucks at the desired positions on the bridge. For our program, entitled XBUILD, the finite element software along with the pre-processor and post-processor, execute on separate workstations. They communicate via message passing and socket- based Interprocess Communication.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesISR; MS 1993-16en_US
dc.subjectdistributed information processingen_US
dc.subjectmulti-user systemsen_US
dc.subjectalgorithmsen_US
dc.subjectcomputational geometryen_US
dc.subjectknowledge representationen_US
dc.subjectnatural language processingen_US
dc.subjectparallel architecturesen_US
dc.subjectcomputer aided designen_US
dc.subjectkinematicsen_US
dc.subjectcomputer aided manufacturingen_US
dc.subjectcomputer integrated manufacturingen_US
dc.subjectdatabasesen_US
dc.subjectdata structuresen_US
dc.subjectfinite elementsen_US
dc.subjectmicroprocessorsen_US
dc.subjectsolid modelingen_US
dc.subjectIntelligent Servomechanismsen_US
dc.titleInteractive Finite Element Analysis of Highway Bridgesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentISRen_US


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