Design optimization of steel-concrete composite structures with requirements on progressive collapse resistance

Georgios Papavasileiou, Dimos C. Charmpis

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Abstract

The present work presents a sizing optimization procedure for collapse-resistant composite steel-concrete frames. An evolutionary optimization algorithm is employed to minimize structural cost subject to constraints associated with: (a) Eurocode 4 provisions for safety of composite column-members, (b) Eurocode 3 provisions for safety of steel beam-members, (c) structural system resistance and (d) progressive collapse resistance. In the numerical examples tested, a variety of damage scenarios is considered. These scenarios are realized by artificially removing column-members from the structural system. The results obtained demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed optimization approach. Of particular importance is the investigation of the variation in the structural cost achieved when collapse resistance constraints are incorporated in the design process. By enforcing the satisfaction of additional design requirements on system resistance and safety against local failure, structural cost is inevitably increased. This increase
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 24 Sep 201228 Sep 2012

Conference

Conference15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period24/09/1228/09/12

Keywords

  • Composite Steel-Concrete
  • Structural Optimization
  • Progressive Collapse

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    Papavasileiou, G., & Charmpis, D. C. (2012). Design optimization of steel-concrete composite structures with requirements on progressive collapse resistance. In Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering