Design of optimum grillages using layout optimization

Karol Bołbotowski , H. Linwei , G. Matthew


Grillages are often used to form bridge decks and other constructions. However, following a period of intensive research activity in the 1970s, comparatively little attention has been paid to optimizing the layout of grillages in recent years. In this contribution a new numerical procedure is proposed which takes advantage of the adaptive solution scheme previously developed for truss layout optimization problems, enabling very large scale problems to be solved. A key benefit of the proposed numerical procedure is that it is completely general, and can therefore be applied to problems with arbitrary loading and boundary conditions. Also, unlike some previously proposed procedures, the sizes of individual beams can readily be discerned. To demonstrate its efficacy the numerical procedure is applied to a range of grillage layout design problems, including load dependent problems which could not be solved using traditional methods. It is shown that important phenomena such as "beam-weaves" can be faithfully captured and new high-precision numerical benchmark solutions are provided.
Author Karol Bołbotowski (FCE / ICE)
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- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, H. Linwei
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, G. Matthew
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Journal seriesStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, ISSN 1615-147X, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.3
Keywords in Polishpłyty żelbetowe
Keywords in EnglishOptimum grillage; Layout optimization; Ground structure
ASJC Classification2606 Control and Optimization; 1704 Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design; 1706 Computer Science Applications; 2207 Control and Systems Engineering; 1712 Software
Languageen angielski
Bolbotowski2018_Article_DesignOfOptimumGrillagesUsingL.pdf 4.73 MB
Score (nominal)35
ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 11-03-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 35.0, 11-03-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.76; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.876 (2) - 2017=3.269 (5)
Citation count*8 (2019-05-16)
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