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dc.contributor.advisor Holt, E. C.
dc.creatorNickols, Robert Fred
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-21T12:02:00Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-21T12:02:00Z
dc.date.issued 1969
dc.identifier.citation Nickols, Robert Fred. "Effect of costs on optimum proportions of plate girders." (1969) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/89265.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/89265
dc.description.abstract The proportions of optimum steel plate girders are investigated using a dynamic programming scheme. The optimum properties are determined for realistic steel material and fabrication costs as well as for constant material cost, or minimum weight. Simply supported, uniformly loaded, unstiffened symmetric plate girders are considered. The effect of steel industry pricing practices on the optimum dimensions of a girder are illustrated. The effect of using commercially available plate sizes is also investigated. The optimum geometrical configuration is highly sensitive to pricing practices and available plate sizes; the overall girder weight and cost, however, are rather insensitive to changes in geometry caused by unit material cost differentials.
dc.format.extent 121 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Effect of costs on optimum proportions of plate girders
dc.identifier.digital RICE0302
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Civil and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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dc.identifier.callno Thesis C.E. 1969 NICKOLS


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