Applications of Fuzzy Mathematical Programming in Structural Optimization

by Hitoshi Furuta, Kyoto Univ, Japan,
Kohei Furukawa, Kyoto Univ, Japan,
Naruhito Shiraishi, Kyoto Univ, Japan,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Utilization in Structural Engineering

Abstract:

In this paper, several applications of fuzzy mathematical programming in structural optimization are reviewed and discussed. In addition, a formulation of optimum earthquake resistant design is derived based on fuzzy mathematical programming. To improve the design formulation, a survey was conducted, during which several sets of questionnaires were distributed among experienced structural designers to find their preference in the design of earthquake resistant structures.



Subject Headings: Seismic design | Earthquakes | Earthquake resistant structures | Fuzzy sets | Seismic tests

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