Computer Optimization in Structural Concrete Design

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Title: Computer Optimization in Structural Concrete Design

Author(s): Carl Berwanger and Takashi Fujii

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 33

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 133-160

Keywords: beams (supports); computer programs; concrete slabs; continuity (structural); costs; continuous beams; flexural strength; frames; loads (forces); optimization; plastic analysis; reinforced concrete; strength; structural anaylsis; structural design;T-beams

Date: 1/1/1972

Abstract:
This paper presents an optimaization procedure, for the design of reinforced concrete structures, that employs linear programming in its solution. The objective funtion may take the form of a linear weight or cost relationship for the structure.