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Optimization of reinforced concrete frame structures and matrix displacement method

Muhammed Çoşut, Gebrail Bekdaş, Sinan Melih Nigdeli

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In this study, reinforced concrete frame system is generated, and all structural elements which are beam and columns are optimized according to the applied distributed loads and different concrete classes by using Matlab program. Jaya algorithm which is a Metaheuristic Algorithm that enables to optimization process and finds the best cross sections, reinforcement area as well as cost of the system, is proposed. It is observed that cross-section, reinforced area as well as cost of the system are changed when concrete classes are used differently. After finding the optimum design values for frame system, the matrix displacement method is utilized to specify the system displacements and all nodes forces. Furthermore, columns and beam displacement results are not similar, and also internal forces are different for nodes. TS500 (2000) (Reinforced concrete structures design and construction rules) and TBDY (2018) (Turkey Building Earthquake Regulation) are used together to specify variables, constraints and also necessity values. The proposed method is feasible for frame structures consisting of different members.


metaheuristic algorithms; Jaya algorithm; frame system; matrix displacement method; optimization

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