An application of simulated annealing to the optimum design of reinforced concrete retaining structures

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/582777
Title:
An application of simulated annealing to the optimum design of reinforced concrete retaining structures
Authors:
Ceranic, Boris; Fryer, Colin; Baines, R.W.
Abstract:
This paper reports on the application of a simulated annealing algorithm to the minimum cost design of reinforced concrete retaining structures. Cantilever retaining walls are investigated, being representative of reinforced concrete retaining structures that are required to resist a combination of earth and hydrostatic loading. To solve such a constrained optimisation problem, a modified simulated annealing algorithm is proposed that avoids the simple rejection of infeasible solutions and improves convergence to a minimum cost. The algorithm was implemented using an object-orientated visual programming language, offering facilities for continual monitoring, assessing and changing of the simulated annealing control parameters. Results show that the simulated annealing can be successfully applied to the minimum cost design of reinforced concrete retaining walls, overcoming the difficulties associated with the practical and realistic assessment of the structural costs and their complex inter-relationship with the imposed constraints on the solution space.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Caranic, B., Fryer, C., Baines, R. W. (2001) An application of simulated annealing to the optimum design of reinforced concrete retaining structures, 79 (17):1569 Computers & Structures
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Computers & Structures
Issue Date:
Jul-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/582777
DOI:
10.1016/S0045-7949(01)00037-2
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0045794901000372
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Vol. 79; Issue. 17
ISSN:
00457949
Appears in Collections:
The Built Environment Research Group (BERG)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCeranic, Borisen
dc.contributor.authorFryer, Colinen
dc.contributor.authorBaines, R.W.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-27T10:10:28Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-27T10:10:28Zen
dc.date.issued2001-07en
dc.identifier.citationCaranic, B., Fryer, C., Baines, R. W. (2001) An application of simulated annealing to the optimum design of reinforced concrete retaining structures, 79 (17):1569 Computers & Structuresen
dc.identifier.issn00457949en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0045-7949(01)00037-2en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/582777en
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on the application of a simulated annealing algorithm to the minimum cost design of reinforced concrete retaining structures. Cantilever retaining walls are investigated, being representative of reinforced concrete retaining structures that are required to resist a combination of earth and hydrostatic loading. To solve such a constrained optimisation problem, a modified simulated annealing algorithm is proposed that avoids the simple rejection of infeasible solutions and improves convergence to a minimum cost. The algorithm was implemented using an object-orientated visual programming language, offering facilities for continual monitoring, assessing and changing of the simulated annealing control parameters. Results show that the simulated annealing can be successfully applied to the minimum cost design of reinforced concrete retaining walls, overcoming the difficulties associated with the practical and realistic assessment of the structural costs and their complex inter-relationship with the imposed constraints on the solution space.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. 79en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue. 17en
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0045794901000372en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Computers & Structuresen
dc.subjectSimulated annealingen
dc.subjectConstrained optimisationen
dc.subjectRetaining Structuresen
dc.subjectReinforced Concreteen
dc.subjectStructural Costsen
dc.titleAn application of simulated annealing to the optimum design of reinforced concrete retaining structuresen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalComputers & Structuresen
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