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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 27
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and M. Papadrakakis
Paper III.4

Object-Oriented Structural Analysis in a Graphical Environment

R.S. Arruda, L. Landau and N.F.F. Ebecken

Laboratory for Computer Methods in Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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R.S. Arruda, L. Landau, N.F.F. Ebecken, "Object-Oriented Structural Analysis in a Graphical Environment", in B.H.V. Topping, M. Papadrakakis, (Editors), "Artificial Intelligence and Object Oriented Approaches to Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 129-138, 1994. doi:10.4203/ccp.27.3.4
This work discusses the advantages of developing a finite element analysis program (FEM) using Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) techniques in a Windows graphical environment. The main objective is to describe the benefits and difficulties involved in changing from procedural languages like FORTRAN, to the C++ object-oriented language and the additional effort of programming to graphical environments. This shift in the programming paradigm introduces many new implementation possibilities.

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