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Title: Strength design optimization of structural steel members according to Eurocode3
Authors: Carbonell-Márquez, Juan Francisco
Gil-Martín, Luisa María
Hernández-Montes, Enrique
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Abstract: In order to design a steel member subjected to a bending moment and an axial load, there are an infinite number of possible solutions of I- or H‐steel cross-sections, the doubly-symmetric solution being just one of them. This paper presents a procedure to obtain the optimal steel cross-section from the infinite number of possible solutions. The process is based on the Reinforcement Sizing Diagrams employed in reinforced concrete strength design. The procedure looks for any type of solution regarding compact or non-compact steel sections. All aspects related to local instabilities are taken into account, as well as some special considerations in order to address the global instabilities associated with the slenderness of the steel element.
Sponsorship: The present work was financed by the Spanish Ministry of Education. The first author is a Spanish Government PhD fellow (FPU grant AP 2010‐3707).
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Steel structures
Structural optimization
Cross-section class
Local buckling
Eurocode 3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/22588
ISSN: 0143-974X
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Carbonell_Márquez, J. F.; Gil-Martín, L.; Hernández-Montes, E. Strength design optimization of structural steel members according to Eurocode3. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 80: 213-223 (2013). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/22588]
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