Comparative study of the manual and software analysis of liquid retaining structures

Pitsillides, Christos (2015) Comparative study of the manual and software analysis of liquid retaining structures. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The following project has been done in order to define the differences between theoretical and software analysis. Thus, the comparisons to be achieved, moments on the walls of a water tank due to the hydrostatic pressure are calculated. Initially using the model software (LUSAS), the bending moments are calculated and compared with the moments that are calculated by the use of PCA tables.
    As it is known, the introduction of computer model software in civil engineering, is the leading aspect in the sector in terms of innovation. The use of the model software, was the beginning of the application of complex mathematical calculations, such as finite element analysis into the analysis of structures. The use of the technique of the Finite Element method has, more accurate results which can be defined. Hence the effectiveness of the structures can be enhanced through the reduction of sufficient costs and time constraints.
    Through the report, the reader is led to the overall conclusion, but firstly it is important to familiarise the reader with the manual method. The PCA tables are observed in terms of history and definition. Additionally, satisfactory description is given in the project, for the understanding of Finite Element analysis (FEA) by the reader.
    Finally, the methodology is the procedure which will be applied to convince the reader on the dependability of the ultimate findings. It will explain how the models simulated have been designed and the conclusions that they will draw. In addition it explains how the FEM operates. The data finding will ensure the reader’s confidence in terms of the solutions described for the issues raised in the literature review.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 16:25
    Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 16:25

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