Advances in Structural Optimization

by Dan M. Frangopol, Prof.; Dept. of Civ., Environ., and Architectural Engrg., Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0221-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0221-3 (ISBN-10), 1997, Soft Cover, Pg. x, 225
22 cm
Conference information: First US-Japan Joint Seminar on Structural Optimization in conjunction with the Structures Congress XIV | Chicago, Illinois, United States | April 13, 1996

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


A compilation of twenty papers, Advances in Structural Optimization features recent contributions from the United States, Japan, Canada, and Hong Kong to improving design and performance of structures. This volume covers a wide range of contributions ranging from highly theoretical to immediate applications. The following topics are covered: 1) Optimal design using genetic algorithms, fuzzy set theory, artificial life approaches, and neural networks; 2) reliability-based optimum design of buildings and bridges; 3) optimal design based on minimum expected life-cycle cost; 4) topology and shape optimization; 5) steel and reinforced concrete frame optimization; and 6) optimization of laminated composite structures.

Subject Headings: Building design | Structural reliability | Steel structures | Steel frames | Steel bridges | Reinforced concrete | Concrete frames | Asia | United States | Japan | Canada | Hong Kong | China


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