Title page for ETD etd-02162010-020318
|Type of Document
||Object-oriented LRFD design of steel frames
||Master of Engineering
|Rojiani, Kamal B.
|Easterling, William Samuel
|Garst, Donald A.
|Date of Defense
A program for the design of steel frames was developed. The program can be used
to design beams and columns in a frame in accordance with the Load and Resistance
Factor Design method. The program was coded in C++ using the object oriented
programming method. The program runs under the windows graphical operating
environment. The Microsoft Visual c++ compiler was used for developing the program.
The major classes in the program are joints, members, beams, columns, and loads, and
correspond to objects in a real structure. The architecture of the program is based on the
relationship between these objects. The accuracy of the program was verified by
comparing design results obtained from the program with results from a commercial
structural analysis and design program (DAST version 11.0), as wen as with results
obtained from hand calculations. It was concluded that the object oriented approach has
many advantages that makes it a desirable approach for developing computer applications
for structure engineering· for today's graphical windows operating environments
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