The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 57 (1979) > Issues > Issue 9 > The Interactive Design of Portal Framed Buildings
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The Interactive Design of Portal Framed Buildings

A review of computer systems philosophy is presented. The effect of this philosophy on software development is examined. A typical suite of interactive programs for the plastic design of multibay portal frames in steel, PORTAL is described in detail. A short design study is included that highlights the effect on costs of varying the number of portal frames of a typical building. R.E. Yeadon