The effective use of computers in engineering design

Student: David De koning
Supervisors: Dr Rui Pinho


Computers are currently used in all engineering design offices, but have not fundamentally changed the way structures are designed. This dissertation investigates the attributes of good design and introduces ideas and concepts from computer science that can help engineers use computers as effective design aids. These are combined in an example of a suspension bridge design tool, which highlights the shift in decision-making from the design engineer to the software developer.

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