Exploration of set-based design for reinforced concrete structures

  title={Exploration of set-based design for reinforced concrete structures},
  author={Kristen Parrish and John-Michael Wong and Iris D. Tommelein and Bozidar Stojadinovic},
To explore the feasibility of improving the delivery process of reinforced concrete, we focus in this paper on reinforcing bars (rebar) used in cast-in-place (CIP) concrete. Specifically, we describe the methodology for set-based design of rebar that we are pursuing in an ongoing research effort. Set-based design makes it possible to maintain feasible solutions for longer in the design process than is otherwise affordable using point-based design. It thereby allows for input from several… CONTINUE READING

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