Structural Seismic Design Optimization and Earthquake Engineering: Formulations and Applications

Vagelis Plevris, Chara Ch Mitropoulou, Nikos D. Lagaros ... 
456 pages- Publisher: IGI Global; 1st edition (May 31, 2012)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1466616407 - ISBN-13: 978-1466616400

Throughout the past few years, there has been extensive research done on structural design in terms of optimization methods or problem formulation.  But, much of this attention has been on the linear elastic structural behavior, under static loading condition. Such a focus has left researchers scratching their heads as it has led to vulnerable structural configurations. What researchers have left out of the equation is the element of seismic loading. It is essential for researchers to take this into account in order to develop earthquake resistant real-world structures.

Structural Seismic Design Optimization and Earthquake Engineering: Formulations and Applications focuses on the research around earthquake engineering, in particular, the field of implementation of optimization algorithms in earthquake engineering problems. Topics discussed within this book include, but are not limited to, simulation issues for the accurate prediction of the seismic response of structures, design optimization procedures, soft computing applications, and other important advancements in seismic analysis and design where optimization algorithms can be implemented. Readers will discover that this book provides relevant theoretical frameworks in order to enhance their learning on earthquake engineering as it deals with the latest research findings and their practical implementations, as well as new formulations and solutions.

Structural Seismic Design Optimization and Earthquake Engineering: Formulations and Applications, Vagelis Plevris, Chara Ch Mitropoulou, Nikos D. Lagaros

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