Applications of Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithms in by A. Kaveh

By A. Kaveh

The e-book provides lately constructed effective metaheuristic optimization algorithms and their purposes for fixing numerous optimization difficulties in civil engineering. The suggestions is usually used for optimizing difficulties in mechanical and electric engineering. 

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This chapter is concerned with discrete size optimization of straight multi-span steel-box girders with the objective of minimizing the selfweight of girder. Composite steel-box girders in the form of built-up steel-box sections and concrete deck slabs have become very frequent due to some positive structural features such as high torsional and wrapping rigidity, aesthetical appeal with regard to relatively large span-depth ratio, and economical advantages in fabrication and maintenance (Chen and Yen [2]).

2 The practical design example. 1 shear connectors, and reinforcement cost seems to be necessary. Cost of the shear connectors is negligible in comparison to the overall cost. Higher strength shear connectors are considered to satisfy the complete composite action. According to 40 3 Optimum Design of Multi-span Composite Box Girder Bridges Using Cuckoo. . 1 provided by AASHTO [18] for designing the longitudinal and transverse reinforcement, the reinforcement depends only on the slab thickness and the distance of the girders.

The iteration continues until a stopping criterion is attained. 1 Design Example A Three-Span Continuous Composite Bridge In this section, a practical example is provided to investigate the application of the presented parallel integrated optimization approach. The example bridge deck is composed of three composite trapezoidal box girders which are continuous over three spans of the lengths 15, 34, and 21 m. 2a and b shows the topology, support conditions, and segments of a girder and the cross section of the bridge, respectively.

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