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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 71, Number 5, September10 2019 , pages 503-513

Using genetic algorithms method for the paramount design of reinforced concrete structures
Chuanhua Xu, Xiliang Zhang, James H. Haido, Peyman Mehrabi, Ali Shariati, Edy Tonnizam Mohamad, Hoang Nguyen and Karzan Wakil

    Genetic Algorithms (GAs) have found the best design for reinforced concrete frames. The design of the optimum beam sections by GAs has been unified. The process of the optimum-design sections has satisfied axial, flexural, shear and torsion necessities based on the designing code. The frames\' function has contained the function of both concrete and reinforced steel besides the function of the frames\' formwork. The results have revealed that limiting the dimension of frame-beam with the dimension of frame-column have increased the optimum function of the structure, thereby reducing the reanalysis requirement for checking the optimum-designed structures through GAs.
Key Words
    optimum-design; GA; space frame; reinforced concrete
Chuanhua Xu, Xiliang Zhang: State Key Laboratory of Safety and Health for Metal Mines, Sinosteel Maanshan Institute of Mining Research, Co., Ltd., Anhui, Maanshan 243000, China
James H. Haido: Department of civil engineering, college of engineering, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Peyman Mehrabi: Department of Civil Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Ali Shariati: Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Edy Tonnizam Mohamad: Centre of Tropical Geoengineering (GEOTROPIK), School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Hoang Nguyen:Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam
Karzan Wakil: Research Center, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Sulaimani 46001, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

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