Int. J. Simul. Multidisci. Des. Optim.
Volume 1, Number 1, October 2007
|Page(s)||19 - 29|
|Published online||12 December 2007|
Reliability based robust design optimization of steel structures
Institute of Structural Analysis & Seismic Research, National Technical University of Athens, 9, Iroon Polytechniou Str., Zografou Campus, GR-15780 Athens, Greece
Accepted: 15 September 2007
In this work the uncertainty of a structural system is taken into account in the framework of a structural Reliability based Robust Design Optimization (RRDO) formulation where probabilistic constraints are incorporated into the robust design optimization formulation. A robust design optimization problem is formulated as a multi-criteria optimization problem. The Pareto front representing the solution of the RRDO problem is composed by designs with a state of robustness, since their performance is the least sensitive to the variability of the uncertain variables. The cross section dimensions together with other structural parameters, such as the modulus of elasticity, the yield stress and the applied loading, are considered as random variables. For the solution of the RRDO problem, the non-dominant Cascade Evolutionary Algorithm is employed combined with a weighted Tchebycheff metric.
Key words: Probabilistic constraints / robust design optimization / cascade evolutionary algorithms / Monte Carlo simulation
© ASMDO, EDP Sciences, 2007
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