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    • ISSN: 1793-8236 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title Int. J. Eng. Technol.
    • Frequency:  Quarterly 
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJET
    • Managing Editor: Ms. Jennifer Zeng
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IJET 2018 Vol.10(5): 403-407 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2018.V10.1092

Optimum Designof Reinforced Concrete Multi-Story Multi-Span Frame Structures under Static Loads

Serdar Ulusoy, Aylin Ece Kayabekir, Gebrail Bekdaş, and Sinan Melih Nigdeli

Abstract—The construction economy is one of the major goals of engineers and only an experienced engineer can make an economical design after several trial efforts. Whereas, the optimum design of structures can be found by using metaheuristic methods. Especially, the optimum design of reinforced concrete (RC) structures is challenging since two materials with different price and behavior are used. In that case, the optimization problem is highly non-linear and the developed methods employing harmony search (HS) algorithm is effective to solve the problem in several random stages. As the numerical example, the method was tested for two-story two-span RC frames. The results show that the metaheuristic based methodology is feasible.

Index Terms—Reinforced concrete, frames, optimization, metaheuristic algorithms, harmony search.

Serdar Ulusoy is with the Yeditepe University/Department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey (e-mail: serulusoy87@gmail.com).
Aylin Ece Kayabekir is with Istanbul University/ Department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey (e-mail: cekayabekir@gmail.com).
Gebrail Bekdaş is with Istanbul University/ Department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey (e-mail: bekdas@istanbul.edu.tr).
Sinan Melih Nigdeli is with Istanbul University/ Department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey (e-mail: melihnig@istanbul.edu.tr).

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Cite: Serdar Ulusoy, Aylin Ece Kayabekir, Gebrail Bekdaş, and Sinan Melih Nigdeli, "Optimum Designof Reinforced Concrete Multi-Story Multi-Span Frame Structures under Static Loads," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 403-407, 2018.

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