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Most engineers may agree that an optimum design of a particular structure is a proposal that minimizes costs without compromising resistance, serviceability and aesthetics. Additionally to these conditions, the theory and application of the method that produces such an efficient design must be easy and fast to apply at the structural engineering offices. A considerable amount of studies have been conducted for the past four decades. Most researchers have used constraints and tried to minimize the cost of the structure by reducing the weight of it . Although this approach may be true for steel structures, it is not accurate …
- Raudales, Eduardo Rene, Fafitis, Apostolos, Zapata, Claudia, et al.
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