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dc.contributor.advisor Holt, E. C.
dc.creatorHeithecker, Gary Lee
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-22T21:57:15Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-22T21:57:15Z
dc.date.issued 1967
dc.identifier.citation Heithecker, Gary Lee. "Cost optimization of plate girders by dynamic programming." (1967) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/89500.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/89500
dc.description.abstract An algorithm is developed for the optimum design of a single span steel plate girder with equal flanges and unstiffened web. The height of the girder varies linearly. The flange width, flange thickness, and web thickness are discrete variables. The algorithm is formulated as a multilevel decision making process. The optimum values of the design variables are obtained subject to nonlinear behavior functions limiting stresses and deflection, and side constraints restricting the range and independence of the variables. A nonlinear objective function involving cost of material and fabrication is used as the criterion for optimization. Optimization procedures are formulated using dynamic programming. The characteristics of the algorithm are demonstrated by a number of design examples, and the designs produced by the algorithm are related to the traditional design procedure.
dc.format.extent 123 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Cost optimization of plate girders by dynamic programming
dc.type Thesis
dc.identifier.digital RICE0530
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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. 1967 HEITHECKER


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