Cost optimization of composite beams using genetic algorithms

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Cost optimization of composite beams using genetic algorithms

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dc.contributor.author Senouci, Ahmed B.
dc.contributor.author Al-Ansari, Mohammed S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-24T08:45:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-24T08:45:20Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06-01
dc.identifier.citation Volume 40, Issue 11, November 2009, Pages 1112-1118 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advengsoft.2009.06.001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/10448
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a genetic algorithm model for the cost optimization of composite beams based on the load and resistance factor design (LRFD) specifications of the AISC. The model formulation includes the cost of concrete, steel beam, and shear studs. Two design examples taken from the literature were analyzed in order to validate the proposed model, to illustrate its use, and to demonstrate its capabilities in optimizing composite beam designs. The results obtained show that the model is capable of achieving substantial cost savings. Hence, it can be of practical value to structural designers. A parametric study was also conducted to investigate the effects of beam spans and loadings on the cost optimization of composite beams. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd en_US
dc.subject Genetic algorithms en_US
dc.subject Cost optimization en_US
dc.subject Composite beam en_US
dc.subject Information technology (IT) en_US
dc.subject Computer-aided design en_US
dc.title Cost optimization of composite beams using genetic algorithms en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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