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Automated methods of detailing reinforced concrete members

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Reasons for the use of automated methods for the detailing of reinforced concrete members are described and the application of automation to the various parts of the detailing process is discussed. Particular attention is given to the problems of producing working information economically without suffering a loss of quality and clarity compared with existing manual techniques and the development of a suitable system for the production of working information is described. The problems of preventing interference between the reinforcement in different members at intersections are described and techniques for ensuring compatibility are discussed. The use of various types of computer is considered and the results of a survey into the capabilities of a number of types of small computer are set out. Finally the effects on both the design office and the site of the use of automated detailing techniques using the proposed method of producing working information are considered and an estimate made of the costs of implementing such a system, together with its possible savings.



  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering


© Christopher Alan Yardley

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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.



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