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Software Development and Application for the Analysis of Cross-Sections

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This chapter deals with computer-aided analysis of cross-sections. It provides an overview of various software applications available for cross-section design and analysis. A framework for the development of a general-purpose cross-section analysis software (based on theoretical formulations developed in Chapters 2 and 3) is presented. A brief introduction of CSiCOL (a comprehensive software package for the analysis and design of reinforced and composite column sections) is also included. This chapter also introduces various new ideas and scopes related to the development of mobile applications for structural analysis on both Android and iOS platforms. Various applications of cloud computing and component-based software engineering in analysis and design of structures are also introduced.

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