WIT Press


Virtual Laboratories For Analysis And Design Of Civil Engineering Structures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPC000461

Volume

23

Pages

15

Published

2000

Size

1,768 kb

Author(s)

S. Hernandez, L. A. Hernandez and A. Anton

Abstract

Virtual laboratories for analysis and design of civil engineering structures S. Hernandez, L.A. Hernandez, A. Anton E.T.S. Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad de La Comma, SPAIN Abstract Throughout the history of science and technology two alternative approaches, namely experimental and analytical methods, have been used to produce new advances. Empirical based research has required increasingly sophisticated facilities and analytical work to be entered into computational approaches, since the development of digital computers. In this paper a technique linking both methodologies is presented, based on a combination of realistic visualization models, advanced structural analysis and high performance computers. Two examples, one corresponding to a bridge undergoing an earthquake and another devoted to the visualization of a digital model of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and its aeroelastic response under wind loads, are presented to make clear the capabilit

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