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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 14
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and A.I. Khan
Paper II.2

Automation in Structural Design

Y.L. Mo

Department of Civil Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

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Y.L. Mo, "Automation in Structural Design", in B.H.V. Topping, A.I. Khan, (Editors), "Information Technology for Civil & Structural Engineers", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 11-17, 1993. doi:10.4203/ccp.14.2.2
It is shown in this paper that according to the evolutionary process. automated systems in structural design are classified into four basic types: (1) traditional computer-aided design. (2) database management systems. (3) expert systems. and (4) neural networks. To improve productivity in structural design. automation strategies are introduced. Some softwares for structural design using these strategies are briefly described. They are DSFS, SAPSO, LMS, SWDES, CCES, SMLBOR, NNFPC, and NNISE. In conclusion, an evolution of the traditional structural design is currently underway, driven by the rapid advances in computer technology. Structural design is becoming more software dependent and more software intensive.

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