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Design Optimization of Reinforced Concrete Beams

Design Optimization of Reinforced Concrete Beams This work presents a typical optimization technique i.e. Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) to achieve optimal design of Reinforced Concrete (RC) beams. Optimal cross-sectional sizing of an RC beam results in cost saving, but it (optimal sizing) cannot be standardized for the various factors that influence a given design. An algorithm has been developed to search for a minimum cost solution that satisfies Indian codal requirements for RC beams. The objective function consists of the cost of concrete and rebars as prevalent at the place of construction. Successful implementation of the algorithm clearly establishes PSO’s ability of performance in the case of RC beams. A number of examples have been presented to show the effectiveness of this formulation for achieving optimal design. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A Springer Journals

Design Optimization of Reinforced Concrete Beams

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by The Institution of Engineers (India)
Subject
Engineering; Civil Engineering
ISSN
2250-2149
eISSN
2250-2157
DOI
10.1007/s40030-017-0232-0
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Abstract

This work presents a typical optimization technique i.e. Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) to achieve optimal design of Reinforced Concrete (RC) beams. Optimal cross-sectional sizing of an RC beam results in cost saving, but it (optimal sizing) cannot be standardized for the various factors that influence a given design. An algorithm has been developed to search for a minimum cost solution that satisfies Indian codal requirements for RC beams. The objective function consists of the cost of concrete and rebars as prevalent at the place of construction. Successful implementation of the algorithm clearly establishes PSO’s ability of performance in the case of RC beams. A number of examples have been presented to show the effectiveness of this formulation for achieving optimal design.

Journal

Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series ASpringer Journals

Published: Oct 26, 2017

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