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PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS FOR MACRO AND MINI COMPUTERS
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping, M.C. Forde, H.W. Whittington
Interactive Design of Medium Rise Framed Structures
University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
K.A. Andam, "Interactive Design of Medium Rise Framed Structures", in B.H.V. Topping, M.C. Forde, H.W. Whittington, (Editors), "Proceedings of the International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Software and Applications for Macro and Mini Computers", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 129-138, 1983.
A matrix equilibrium procedure is used to generate a set of vector equations which relate a load vector to a displacement vector and a structure stiffness matrix. A well conditioned stiffness matrix is formed which is then decomposed by Choleski's triangulation procedure. This analytical procedure generates bending moments and relevant stresses required for the interactive design of a medium rise framed structure. The algorithm, MERISE, is then used t o analyse a typical medium rise structure. This software has been developed on a 56K, 3802 Research Machines computer.
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