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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 4/5
PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPUTING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper X.8

Applications of Structural Optimization to Earthquake Engineering Design

W.E. Spillers and Y. Teboub

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA

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W.E. Spillers, Y. Teboub, "Applications of Structural Optimization to Earthquake Engineering Design", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 285-289, 1987. doi:10.4203/ccp.4.10.8
Abstract
This paper explores the use of methods of structural optimization to mitigate earthquake effects in building design. Various "shear beam" models are constructed as continuous approximations of different types of discrete structures. A numerical example describing the effect of varying the shear stiffness on the tip displacement of a cantilever beam is included.

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