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  • Journal title : Computers and Concrete
  • Volume 17, Issue 6,  2016, pp.761-786
  • Publisher : Techno-Press
  • DOI : 10.12989/cac.2016.17.6.761
 Title & Authors
Optimum seismic design of reinforced concrete frame structures
Gharehbaghi, Sadjad; Moustafa, Abbas; Salajegheh, Eysa;
This paper proposes an automated procedure for optimum seismic design of reinforced concrete (RC) frame structures. This procedure combines a smart pre-processing using a Tree Classification Method (TCM) and a nonlinear optimization technique. First, the TCM automatically creates sections database and assigns sections to structural members. Subsequently, a real valued model of Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm is employed in solving the optimization problem. Numerical examples on design optimization of three low- to high-rise RC frame structures under earthquake loads are presented with and without considering strong column-weak beam (SCWB) constraint. Results demonstrate the effectiveness of the TCMin seismic design optimization of the structures.
automated optimum seismic design;reinforced concrete structure;tree classification method;construction cost;strong column-weak beam;particle swarm optimization;
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