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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(3), 269; doi:10.3390/app7030269

Researching a Fuzzy- and Performance-Based Optimization Method for the Life-Cycle Cost of SRHPC Frame Structures

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Architectural Design Institute, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an 710055, China
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School of Civil Engineering, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an 710055, China
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School of Urban Construction, Yangtze University, Jingzhou 434023, China
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Academic Editors: Gangbing Song, Chuji Wang and Bo Wang
Received: 29 December 2016 / Revised: 29 January 2017 / Accepted: 7 February 2017 / Published: 8 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of Civil Structures)
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Abstract

In order to solve two problems with the traditional optimization method of steel reinforced high strength high performance concrete (SRHPC) frame structures, a fuzzy mathematics and performance-based optimization method for the life-cycle cost of SRHPC frame structures is proposed. In the optimization program, quantitative seismic performance indicators of SRHPC frame structures are determined according to the experimental results of SRHPC columns. Furthermore, by considering the fuzzy reliability of structures under each performance level, the life-cycle optimization model of SRHPC frame structures can be established. In order to solve the problem of too many variables and constraints in the optimization process, a two-step optimization method is proposed. Finally, an optimization example is carried out through the MATLAB program to demonstrate the feasibility of this model. View Full-Text
Keywords: steel reinforced high strength high performance concrete frame columns; life-cycle cost model; fuzzy mathematics; fuzziness reliability; optimization method steel reinforced high strength high performance concrete frame columns; life-cycle cost model; fuzzy mathematics; fuzziness reliability; optimization method
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Zheng, J.; Dong, L.-G.; Zheng, S.-S.; Zeng, L.; Xiang, Z.-H.; He, W. Researching a Fuzzy- and Performance-Based Optimization Method for the Life-Cycle Cost of SRHPC Frame Structures. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 269.

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