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A methodology for cost optimization of the layout design of multi-span reinforced concrete beams
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers
  • Pezhman Sharafi, University of Wollongong
  • Muhammad Hadi, University of Wollongong
  • Lip H Teh, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
88027
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Publication Details

Sharafi, P., Hadi, M. N. & Teh, L. H. (2013). A methodology for cost optimization of the layout design of multi-span reinforced concrete beams. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural And Environmental Engineering Computing (p. 124). United Kingdom: Civil-Comp Press.

Abstract

This paper presents a description of a new methodology for the optimum preliminary layout design of reinforced concrete multi-span beams considering the relevant cost elements. First, a new objective function is presented, as an alternative to traditional cost functions for reinforced concrete beams. The ability of being easily employed in layout optimization problems, gives the new cost function a distinct advantage over its alternatives. Examples are included to illustrate the performance of the new methodology.

Citation Information
Pezhman Sharafi, Muhammad Hadi and Lip H Teh. "A methodology for cost optimization of the layout design of multi-span reinforced concrete beams" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/muhammad_hadi/68/