Accession Number : ADP000087

Title :   An Interactive Software System for Optimal Design of Statically and Dynamically Loaded Structures with Nonlinear Response,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Bhatti,M. A. ; Ciampi,V. ; Pister,K. S. ; Polak,E.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The definition of a design problem in terms of an optimization problem involves identifying an objective function and suitbale constraint functions. Historically, since optimization techniques were first used in the aerospace industry, weight of the structure has been considered as the objective function. For design of structures subjected to dynamic loads, such as earthquake excitation, other objective functions such as life-time cost better reflect appropriate perfomance objectives.

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Computer aided design, *Structural engineering, *Structural mechanics, *Nonlinear analysis, Structural analysis, Structural response, Static loads, Dynamic loads, Computer programming, Algorithms, Optimization, Modular construction, Efficiency, Computer graphics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE