Civil Engineering ETDs

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Early in 1960 a study was undertaken by the author to become acquainted with the use and application of digital computers in the structural and civil engineering fields. After several months study and attendance, during the summer of 1960, at a National Science Foundation Institute on the use of digital computers in engineering, it was felt that the study could be expanded and presented in thesis form. The principal benefit from the study, other than the author's, will possibly be the integration into the civil engineering curricula of the material contained in the thesis.

The material as presented is the result of study at two universities, Louisiana Polytechnic Institute and The University of New Mexico. It is divided into four areas for discussion:

1. An introduction to the use of the digital computer.

2. Fundamental concepts of digital computer operation and programming.

3. Mathematical techniques common to computer problems.

4. Selected problems and their computer solutions.

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Degree Name

Civil Engineering

Level of Degree


Department Name

Civil Engineering

First Committee Member (Chair)

Richard H. Clough

Second Committee Member

Raymond John Foss

Third Committee Member

Jose Eleazar Martinez