Computer Aided Engineering — The Educational Environment

  • Wayne E. Carroll
Conference paper


The advent of inexpensive microprocessor-based computer systems signals the end of an engineering era. No longer can the practicing professional remain competitive using “hand” calculators or “slide rule” technology.

Neither can educational institutes enjoy the luxury of producing a product that operates in this antiquated environment.

This paper discusses the University of Central Florida’s response to the impact that this technology is having in the private sector. In particular, the integration of an interaction computer graphic-CAD approach to solving structural engineering analysis and design problems. Examples presented serve to document not only the scope of this effort, but its effectiveness in the context of the educational environment.


Educational Environment Software Maintenance Structure Discipline Column Design Concrete Design 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wayne E. Carroll
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  1. 1.CEES DepartmentUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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