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Title: Interactive computer-aided formwork design
Authors: Tah, Joseph H.M.
Price, Andrew D.F.
Keywords: Falsework
Computer-aided design
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Civil-Comp
Citation: TAH, J. and PRICE, A., 1989. Interactive computer-aided formwork design. IN: Proceedings of 1989 4th International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering (Civil-Comp 1989), London, Great Britain, 19-21 September 1989, pp.95-103.
Abstract: While disciplines such as structural analysis are reaping the benefits of computer implementation, temporary works design lags well behind. Some of the reasons given by temporary works designers are that their designs are very practical and depend largely on the designer's experience and engineering judgement. By designing a highly interactive user friendly interface, a comprehensive program that runs on IBM compatibles has been developed. The program can be used to design formwork for walls and soffits using traditional timber and/or proprietary formwork components. The program incorporates many features commonly associated with business oriented software interfaces, placing special emphasis on the ease of use and at the same time allowing users to incorporate their own engineering judgement. The user interface features include the use of bar menus, windows and data entry screens. Formwork design may involve the use of material components from different sources, therefore, it is highly data dependent. Consequently, a Database Management System (DBMS) is used to manage a database of material properties, costs and other attribute data. Formwork members are designed using a rational approach to BS 5975: 1982 and the recommendations of the Concrete Society's text "Formwork: a guide to good practice". The program produces design details, a schedule of quantities, a cost comparison between purchased and hired proprietary formwork and a cost estimate.
Description: Closed access.
Also published as: TAH, J. and PRICE, A., 1991. Interactive computer-aided formwork design. Computers and Structures, 41 (6), pp.1157-1167. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0045-7949(91)90253-I.
Sponsor: This research is supported by a Cameroon Government BS grant.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.4203/ccp.9.3.1
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23821
Publisher Link: http://www.civil-comp.com/
ISBN: 0948749105
ISSN: 1759-3433
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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