A Study on the Optimal Design of Prestressed Concrete Box Girder Bridges

프리스트레스트 콘크리트 박스 거더 교량의 최적설계에 관한 연구

  • 노금래 (동일기술공사 철도구조부) ;
  • 윤희택 (성균관대학교 토목환경공학과 대학원) ;
  • 박선규 (성균관대학교 토목환경공학과)
  • Received : 2000.03.21
  • Published : 2000.04.30


In the preliminary design stage of prestressed concrete (PSC) box girder bridges, the design factors decided by inexperience designer could heavily affect to the results of final design. There is a possibility that the design ends up with an excessively wasteful design. To achieve an economical design with preventing an excessive design, the optimal design technique has been developed using ADS optimal program and SPCFRAME in this study. The objective function for the optimal design problem is the material cost of box girders and constrained functions are constituted with design specifications and workability. The Sequential Unconstraint Minimization Technique (SUMT) is used for the optimal design in this study. We designed an uniform cross-section bridge and an ununiform cross-section bridge in the same design condition by optimal design technique developed in this study. Analyzing the results obtained for various tendon layouts, we suggest a standard tendon layout which gives the most effective structural behavior.