Discrete Optimization of 3D Steel Frames

by 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


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 | Building design | Computer software | Graphic methods | Computer aided design | Colleges and universities | Mathematics

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