Optimal Design of Continuous Prestressed Concrete Girders

by Amjad Hussain, Univ of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA,
M. Asghar Bhatti, Univ of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Electronic Computation


Design of continuous prestressed concrete girders with possibility of parabolically varying depth in each span is formulated in the form of a mathematical programming problem. The design variables are prestressing force and section variables. The objective is to minimize the construction cost. The paper presents the details of problem formulation. A numerical example is presented.

Subject Headings: Prestressing | Prestressed concrete | Girders | Concrete beams | Construction materials | Paraboloid | Computer programming | Numerical methods

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