Reliability-based optimum design of reinforced concrete girders

@inproceedings{Lin1996ReliabilitybasedOD,
  title={Reliability-based optimum design of reinforced concrete girders},
  author={Kai-Yung Lin and Dan M. Frangopol},
  year={1996}
}
A practical optimization approach to the design of reinforced concrete girders for highway bridges is presented. The approach is entirely based on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) standard specifications for highway bridges. All behavior and side constraints specified in the AASHTO bridge code are considered in the optimum design process. Two optimization formulations are presented. The first uses load and resistance design factors (LRFD) and the… CONTINUE READING