Accession Number : ADP000037

Title :   Lifetime Cost Earthquake Resistant Design: An Algorithm for Automation,

Corporate Author : KAISER ALUMINUM AND CHEMICAL CORP PLEASANTON CA CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Walker,Norman D. , Jr

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An automated design methodology is proposed which exploits the principal features of a lifetime cost approach to earthquake resistant design developed in a previous paper. Several examples are presented which explore the lifetime cost formulation and the proposed design algorithm. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Structural engineering, *Structural mechanics, *Life cycle costs, *Algorithms, *Computer aided design, Structural analysis, Structural response, Earthquakes, Resistance, Optimization, Buildings, Frames, Cost estimates, Lightweight, Damage assessment, Automation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE