Optimization of Structures Subjected to Vibrations

by Debal K. Bagchi, Giffels Assoc Inc, United States,
Nabil F. Grace, Giffels Assoc Inc, United States,
John B. Kennedy, Giffels Assoc Inc, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Utilization in Structural Engineering

Abstract: A minimum cost optimization procedure is presented for the analysis of multi-degree freedom structures subjected to steady, transient and random vibration environment. The procedure is illustrated by results from two models of semi-conductor industrial buildings consisting of mechanical and process floors. This work can be very useful in the vibration control design of industrial buildings.

Subject Headings: Vibration | Industrial facilities | Structural design | Construction industry | Floors | Building design | Numerical methods | Structural analysis

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