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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 60
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and B. Kumar
Paper III.1

Fuzzy Optimization of Structures by the Two-Phase Method

L.M.C. Simoes

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal

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L.M.C. Simoes, "Fuzzy Optimization of Structures by the Two-Phase Method", in B.H.V. Topping, B. Kumar, (Editors), "Optimization and Control in Civil and Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 55-62, 1999. doi:10.4203/ccp.60.3.1
This work presents the Two-phase method for fuzzy optimization of structures. In the first phase the fuzzy solution is obtained by using the Level Cuts Method and in the second phase the crisp solution, which maximizes the membership function of fuzzy decision-making, is found by using the Bound Search Method. Illustrative numerical examples involving skeletal structures and reinforced concrete slabs are solved.

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