A methodology for cost optimization of the layout design of multi-span reinforced concrete beams
This paper presents a description of a new methodology for the optimum preliminary layout design of reinforced concrete multi-span beams considering the relevant cost elements. First, a new objective function is presented, as an alternative to traditional cost functions for reinforced concrete beams. The ability of being easily employed in layout optimization problems, gives the new cost function a distinct advantage over its alternatives. Examples are included to illustrate the performance of the new methodology.
Sharafi, P., Hadi, M. N. & Teh, L. H. (2013). A methodology for cost optimization of the layout design of multi-span reinforced concrete beams. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural And Environmental Engineering Computing (p. 124). United Kingdom: Civil-Comp Press.