Discrete Optimization of 3D Steel Framesby R. J. Balling, Brigham Young Univ, United States,
F. Fonseca, Brigham Young Univ, United States,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Computer Utilization in Structural Engineering
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to report the results of the application of a general discrete optimization procedure to the design of a realistic, three-dimensional steel building frame. The discrete optimization procedure has been previously published where it was applied to an academic two-dimensional frame. The procedure has been implemented into the general purpose optimization software package, OPTDES.BYU, which was used in this work.
Subject Headings: Steel frames | Steel structures | Computer software | Building design | Graphic methods | Colleges and universities | Mathematics
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