Performance-based optimization of structures: theory and applications

Liang, Qing Quan (2005) Performance-based optimization of structures: theory and applications. Spon Research . Taylor & Francis (Spon Press), London and New York. ISBN 0-415-33594-9

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Abstract

Performance-based Optimization of Structures introduces a method to bridge the gap between optimization theory and its practical applications to structural engineering. The performance-based optimization (PBO) method combines modern structural optimization theory with performance-based design concepts to produce a powerful technique for use in structural design. This book provides the latest PBO techniques for achieving optimal topologies and shapes of continuum structures with stress, displacement and mean compliance constraints. The emphasis is strongly placed on practical applications of automated PBO techniques to the strut-and-tie modeling of structural concrete, which includes reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. Basic concepts underlying the development of strut-and-tie models, design optimization procedure, and detailing of structural concrete are described in detail. The design optimization of lateral load resisting systems for multi-story steel and steel-concrete composite buildings is also presented. Numerous practical design examples are given which illustrate the nature of the load transfer mechanisms of structures.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Table of Contents only deposited. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 624.17713 Lia.
Depositing User: Dr Stephen Liang
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:12
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: performance-based optimization, performance-based optimal design, structural optimization, topology optimization, shape optimization, strut-and-tie modeling, bracing systems, steel-concrete composite members
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2666

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