Adaptive Control of Design Codes

by Gerald Schorn, Res. Asst.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada,
Niels C. Lind, (A.M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada,


Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 1, Pg. 1-16


Document Type: Journal Paper

Errata: (See full record)

Abstract: A long-range evolution of a design code (e.g., a building standard) controlled by a code authority is formulated mathematically as an adaptive control process. Rational development of the code corresponds to optimal continuous adaptation to a changing social, economical, and technological environment, maximizing the utilization of resources. The use of these concepts (optimized controlled evolution of codes) by a code authority is illustrated in an example.

Subject Headings: Adaptive systems | Building codes | Mathematics | Social factors | Economic factors

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article

 

Return to search