Minimum weight design of trusses by BEHSAZ program

Ali M. Memari, A. Fuladgar

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Abstract

The structural optimization program BEHSAZ that uses PCFEAP program as the analyzer and CONMIN program as the optimizer is introduced in this paper. The formulation of the optimal design problem according to AISC Specifications is described. The sensitivity analysis implementation is explained. Various schemes for interfacing the analyzer and the optimizer are compared, and the effectiveness of constraint linearization and use of inverse design variables is studied. The results of testing the program with a 10-bar truss are presented in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages179-185
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational Structures Technology. Part 1 (of 4) - Athens, Greece
Duration: Aug 30 1994Sep 1 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational Structures Technology. Part 1 (of 4)
CityAthens, Greece
Period8/30/949/1/94

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Chemical Health and Safety

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