Fully Constrained Design: a Scalable Method for Discrete Member Sizing Optimization of Steel Frame Structures

TitleFully Constrained Design: a Scalable Method for Discrete Member Sizing Optimization of Steel Frame Structures
Publication TypeTechnical Report
AuthorsFlager, F., G. Soremekun, A. Adya, K. Shea, J. Haymaker, and M. Fischer
NumberTR201
Date Published09/2011
Abstract

Fully Constrained Design (FCD) is a new method for discrete sizing optimization of steel frames. Based on the optimality criteria approach, FCD features a distinct approach to constraint handling and the generation of new designs that makes the method scalable to large problems and applicable when the problem objective and/or constraint functions are discontinuous. FCD is tested on several truss structures and compares favorably to optimality criteria and heuristic methods in terms of solution quality and computational efficiency, respectively. A successful industry application of the method is presented to demonstrate the scalability of the method and its suitability for industry application.

Keywords3-D, Design, Optimization, Process Models Product Models, Simulation, structural design, Virtual Design and Construction
Year of Publication2011
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