COMPUTERIZED OPTIMIZATION OF BRIDGE STRUCTURES

A COMPUTER PROGRAM DEVELOPED AT LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITYY, AND NOW COMPLETELY OPERATIONAL, PROVIDES THE BRIDGE DESIGN ENGINEER WITH AN EFFICIENT, FLEXIBLE TOOL FOR EVALUATING A MULTITUDE OF PRELIMINARY DESIGNS. THIS PROGRAM IS BASED ON A UNIFIED BRIDGE DESIGN OPTIMIZATION THEORY USEFUL IN THE DESIGN OF MULTISPAN, SIMPLY-SUPPORTED HIGHWAY BRIDGES. SOIL AND TERRAIN CONDITIONS, CONSTRUCTION COSTS, SHAPE, AND OTHER PARAMETERS CAN BE INVESTIGATED SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, AN OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUE APPLICABLE TO SERIAL SYSTEMS OF THE TYPE TO WHICH THESE STRUCTURES BELONG.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Computers and Structures

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  • Authors:
    • Aguilar, R J
    • Movassaghi, K
    • Brewer, J A
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 429-42
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM