Optimum Design of Steel Structures

  • József Farkas
  • Károly Jármai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-21
  2. József Farkas, Károly Jármai
    Pages 1-13
  3. József Farkas, Károly Jármai
    Pages 15-27
  4. József Farkas, Károly Jármai
    Pages 29-41
  5. József Farkas, Károly Jármai
    Pages 43-59
  6. József Farkas, Károly Jármai
    Pages 61-107
  7. József Farkas, Károly Jármai
    Pages 109-141
  8. József Farkas, Károly Jármai
    Pages 143-209
  9. József Farkas, Károly Jármai
    Pages 211-230
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 231-262

About this book


This book helps designers and manufacturers to select and develop the most suitable and competitive steel structures, which are safe, fit for production and economic. An optimum design system is used to find the best characteristics of structural models, which guarantee the fulfilment of design and fabrication requirements and minimize the cost function. Realistic numerical models are used as main components of industrial steel structures.

Chapter 1 containts some experiences with the optimum design of steel structures

Chapter 2 treats some newer mathematical optimization methods.

Chapter 3 gives formulae for fabrication times and costs.

Chapters 4 deals with beams and columns. Summarizes the Eurocode rules for design.

Chapter 5 deals with the design of tubular trusses.

Chapter 6 gives the design of frame structures and fire-resistant design rules for a frame.

In Chapters 7 some minimum cost design problems of stiffened and cellular plates and shells are worked out for cases of different stiffenings and loads.

Chapter 8 gives a cost comparison of cylindrical and conical shells.

The book contains a large collection of literatures and a subject list and a name index.


Beam Structures Conical Tubes Cost Calculation Mathematical Optimization Methods Optimum Design Pipeline Design Steel Structures Stiffened Plates Tubular Trusses

Authors and affiliations

  • József Farkas
    • 1
  • Károly Jármai
    • 2
  1. 1., Professor Emeritus of Metal StructuresUniversity of MiskolcMiskolcHungary
  2. 2., Professor of Structural EngineeringUniversity of MiskolcMiskolcHungary

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-36867-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36868-4
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