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Title: Minimum-weight design of built-up wide-flange steel sections
Authors: Al-Salloum, Yousef A.
Keywords: Algorithms; Optimization; Shear stress; Spreadsheets; Steel structures; Stress analysis
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Computational Mechanics Publ, Ashurst, United Kingdom
Citation: International Conference on Computer Aided Optimum Design of Structures, OPTI, Proceedings Volume 5, 1999, Pages 267-276
Abstract: An algorithm for optimum minimum-weight design of built-up wide-flange sections for flexural steel members is presented. The formulation comprises a general solution subject to compact-section and strength constraints. The design is based on the allowable stress procedure of the American Institute of Steel Construction (ASD-AISC) specifications. The optimum solution is of closed-form so that the section proportioning is direct and simple. The solution is governed by activeness of moment alone or moment and shear together. The process is illustrated with the help of an example problem which is implemented on a spreadsheet.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12012
ISSN: 14626055
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