Applications of Fuzzy Mathematical Programming in Structural Optimizationby Hitoshi Furuta, Kyoto Univ, Japan,
Kohei Furukawa, Kyoto Univ, Japan,
Naruhito Shiraishi, Kyoto Univ, Japan,
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 | Mathematics | Fuzzy sets | Earthquakes | Earthquake resistant structures | Load and resistance factor design
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