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A Solution Method for Optimal Weight Design Problem of Single Box Culvert Using GA

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In this paper, we formulate an optimal weight design (OWD) problem of the single box culvert for a constrained allowable shearing stress of the sidewall, top wall and bottom wall by the slope-deflection method and solve it directly by keeping the constraints based on an improved genetic algorithm (GA). We discuss the efficiency between the proposed method and the traditional method.

  • Abstract
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Requirements for the box culvert design.
  • 3 An Optimal Weight Design Problem of the Single Box Culvert
  • 4 Representation and Evaluation Function
  • 5 Algorithm
  • 6 Numerical Example
  • 7 Evaluation
  • 8 Conclusion
  • References

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