Characteristics of optimal designs of plane braced steel frame models with respect to brace placement

Yujin Lee, Koju Ikago, Shinta Yoshitomi, Koji Uetani

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Abstract

In most cases, it's quite difficult for structural designers to perform many case studies when they plan a layout of earthquake resistant elements in a preliminary architectural design. So it would be helpful for them to know the characteristics of optimum designs, which can be regarded as standard design, with respect to the changes of numbers or layouts of earthquake resistant elements. In this paper we present characteristics of optimum designs of steel plane frames with respect to layouts of multi-story braces through an examination of optimum designs by examining optimum design solutions of multi-story frames with various layouts of braces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-905
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
Volume73
Issue number628
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brace placement
  • Braced steel frame
  • Decision making
  • Minimum weight design
  • Optimal design
  • Structural planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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