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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 14
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and A.I. Khan
Paper IX.2

Detailed Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings using Logic Programming

V.K. Koumousis, S.J. Arsenis and V.B. Vasiloglou

Institute of Structural Analysis and Aseismic Research, National Technical University, Athens, Greece

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V.K. Koumousis, S.J. Arsenis, V.B. Vasiloglou, "Detailed Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings using Logic Programming", in B.H.V. Topping, A.I. Khan, (Editors), "Information Technology for Civil & Structural Engineers", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 143-151, 1993. doi:10.4203/ccp.14.9.2
A design procedure is proposed for the detailed design of reinforced concrete members. The main feature of the method is the one that synthesizes the information from the cross-sectional level, where the required reinforcement in cm2 is converted into reinforcing bars of all possible diameters, to the member-level and finally to a group of members where the detailed design of the whole group is decided. At this stage, a number of lists are generated which contain different design scenarios. The method of objective weighting is applied to a multi-criterion objective function, which represents a compromise of the minimum weight, maximum uniformity and minimum number of reinforcing bars. By varying the weighting factors it is possible to generate the Pareto optimal set of the problem. The performance of the system is illustrated with a number of examples. The same building is designed using different weighting factors in the multi-criterion objective. The variation of the detailed designs is discussed and certain values for the weighting factors are recommended.

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