COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN SYSTEM OF STEEL SUB-BEAMS WITH NEW CONCEPT FOR EDUCATION
Kouichi HARADA, Asami SAWAHARA, Minoru YAMANARI
This paper is concerned with a computer-aided design system for education in steel structural design. Beginners in the structural design field have to study hard and take the long term to retrieve their skill of design. It is said that their effort should take a few years to achieve it. However, Japan is going through the age of declining birthrate and a growing proportion of elderly people. The new system presented here takes structural design of steel sub-beams supporting concrete slab to demonstrate the concept of multi-acquisition of solutions.