Advances in Structural Optimization: Proceedings of the First US-Japan Joint Seminar on Structural Optimization Held in Conjunction with the Structures Congress XIV, Held in Chicago, Illinois, April 13, 1996 by American Society of Civil Engineers (Hardback, 1997)
This state-of-the-art collection of peer-reviewed papers presents an integrated view of recent developments in the field of structural optimization in North America (Canada and the United States) and Asia (Japan and Hong Kong). The latest progress in the area of optimum design of structural elements and systems, as well as modern structural optimization theory and practice are covered. This volume examines a wide range of contributions stretching from highly theoretical to immediate applications. Topics include optimal design using genetic algorithms, fuzzy set theory, artificial life approaches, and neural networks reliability-based optimum design of buildings and bridges optimal design based on minimum expected life-cycle cost topology and shape optimization steel and reinforced concrete frame optimization optimization of laminated composite structures. Proceedings of the First U.S. - Japan Joint Seminar on Structural Optimization, Chicago, April 13, 1996.