Optimal design of reinforced concrete frames

(1992) Optimal design of reinforced concrete frames. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.


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Analysis and design of reinforced concrete (RC) frames is formulated as a nonlinear programming problem according to the ACI Code provisions. Second-order analysis is employed in which second-order influences pertaining to RC frames, are incorporated. Concrete dimensions and steel areas for columns and beams are the design variables. For each story, the esign variables pertaining to the concrete sections are linked, meaning that the column widts are assigned the same design variable as well as each of the column depths, beam widths, and beam depts. The design variables pertaining to the steel, however, are varied. The objective function is the sum of all the costs for each column and beam. Constraints consist of requirements of the ACI Code, and explicit bounds on the design variables. Modern optimization algorithms and software are utilized to develop an optimization system that is capable of analyzing and designing economical RC rectangular frames of moderate height. The capabilities of the system are demonstrated. Design guidelines for RC frame members are developed and tested. Moreover, some behavioral studies are performed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Civil Engineering
Department: College of Design and Built Environment > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Committee Advisor: Al-Gahtani, A. S.
Committee Members: Al-Saadoun, S. S. and Rasheeduz, Zafar
Depositing User: Mr. Admin Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2008 13:53
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 13:53
URI: https://eprints.kfupm.edu.sa/id/eprint/9970