Optimization Of Double-Layer Braced Barrel Vaults

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The paper deals with discussion of discrete optimization problem in civil engineering structural space design. Minimization of mass should satisfy the limit state capacity and serviceability conditions. The cross-sectional areas of truss bars are taken as design variables. Optimization constraints concern stresses, displacements and stability, as well as technological and computational requirements.

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Ing. Mikolášek David, Ph.D., Department of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Doc. Ing. Eva Kormaníková, PhD., Department of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia.

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