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Published: Građevinar 67 (2015) 12
Paper type: Preliminary report
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Shape optimisation of concrete open spandrel arch bridges

Majid Pouraminian, Mohsen Ghaemian

Abstract

An open spandrel arch bridge is analysed in this paper. A computer code is written to create a model from geometrical data, so as to solve the optimisation problem. An optimum design procedure is conducted in the paper, and the total material volume of the bridge substructure is adopted as an objective function. The substructure includes the column and the reinforced-concrete arch. Finally, the optimization technique is implemented using the Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation algorithm.

Keywords
arch bridges, open spandrel, Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation algorithm, longitudinal section optimization

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Pouraminian, M., Ghaemian, M.: Shape optimisation of concrete open spandrel arch bridges, GRAĐEVINAR, 67 (2015) 12, pp. 1177-1185, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1223.2015

OR:

Pouraminian, M., Ghaemian, M. (2015). Shape optimisation of concrete open spandrel arch bridges, GRAĐEVINAR, 67 (12), 1177-1185, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1223.2015

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Authors:
Majid Pouraminian WEB
Majid Pouraminian
Islamic Azad University
Science and Research Branch
Department of civil engineering
4 Mohsen Ghaemian WEB
Mohsen Ghaemian
Sharif University of Technology
Department of Civil Engineering