Reinforced concrete predimensioning to enhance optimization
Document typeConference lecture
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE)
Rights accessOpen Access
Due to the nature of the material, reinforced concrete elements normally need a complex computation process to find efficient sections. Recommendations of some main codes face the problem by offering very simple non-transparent all purpose predimensioning criteria. This paper demonstrates how transparency and accuracy are not in contradiction with simple predimensioning methods. This opens the possibility to make it easier to reach optimization of reinforced concrete elements.
CitationSanabra, M.; Scanlon, A. Reinforced concrete predimensioning to enhance optimization. A: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering Symposium. "IABSE Symposium MADRID 2014 : engineering for progress, nature and people". Madrid: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), 2014, p. 1626-1633.