WIT Press


Cost Function Analysis At The Structural Optimization Of Steel Frames

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OP030271

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

488 kb

Author(s)

L. Pavlovčič, A. Krajnc & D. Beg

Abstract

Cost function analysis at the structural optimization of steel frames L. ~ a v l o v ~ i ~ ' , A. ~rajnc' & D. ~ e ~ ' ' ~ a c u l t ~ of Civil and GeodeticEnginsering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. 2 Ainet design of3ce, Slovenia. Abstract An objective function used at the structural optimization should be formulated in such way that the most economic solution can be found. However, the objective function is usually simplified to represent the weight of the structure, disregarding the fabrication and erection costs of the structure. The aim of the paper is to present the developed objective function as a cost function dealing with the self-manufacturing costs of the whole structure. The cost function includes all essential fabrication and erection activities. It is formulated in an open manner, offering users the possibility to define their own parameters on the basis of a certain production line. The cost Eunction is implemented into the optimization system for planar steel frames. 1 In

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