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CCP: 9/10
PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPUTING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper V.2

Production Related Design of Heavy Steelwork Box Columns

M.M.M. Zayyat, N.J. Smith and D.A. Nethercot

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
M.M.M. Zayyat, N.J. Smith, D.A. Nethercot, "Production Related Design of Heavy Steelwork Box Columns", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 171-175, 1989. doi:10.4203/ccp.9.5.2
Abstract
It is current practice for heavy structural steelwork t o be designed by specialists in design work who concentrate on achieving structural adequacy at a minimum weight. Fabricating companies who are responsible for producing these sections often have to redesign the section t o suit economical methods of working. This paper describes an operational knowledge based decision support system which has been produced at the University of Sheffield, which integrates these two design optimization criteria.

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