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Title: Optimization of steel pile foundations using optimality criteria
Authors: Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Hoback, Alan S.
Truman, Kevin Z.
Keywords: Anchorage
Steel piles
Steel piling
Structural optimization
Structural analysis
Mathematical models
Numerical models
Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Project (U.S.)
Publisher: Information Technology Laboratory (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Contract Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; ITL-92-1
Abstract: The layout of steel piles is optimized to find the least weight structure. The pile cross-sections and the pile orientations (batters) are varied using optimality criteria. The handling of topological variables by the optimality criteria approach is thoroughly discussed. Several examples are given. One example is a retaining wall for which a two-dimensional pile layout can be used to represent a segment of the wall. Another example is a control tower. Four other examples are dam structures.
Description: Contract Report
Gov't Doc #: Contract Report ITL-92-1
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