ε-Optimum Reliability-Based Cost Design of Longitudinally Stiffened Welded Steel Plates

  • Luis M. C. Simões
  • Károly Jármai
  • Zoltán Virág
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

The aim of this work is the reliability-based optimization of a stiffened plate subjected to in-plane or combined in-plane and transverse loading. The design variables are the thickness of the base plate, the number of stiffeners and their thickness. The constraints deal with the overall plate buckling, the stiffener failure and the distortion of the plate due to welding. The cost function includes the cost of material, assembly and welding. Randomness is considered both in loading and material properties. A level II reliability method (FORM) is employed. The overall structural reliability is obtained by using Ditlevsen method of conditional bounding. The branch and bound strategy is employed to enumerate ε-optimum costs, which are solutions within a specified tolerance of the optimum.

Keywords

Stiffened plates Optimization Reliability 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The described article was carried out as part of the EFOP-3.6.1-16-2016-00011 “Younger and Renewing University – Innovative Knowledge City – institutional development of the University of Miskolc aiming at intelligent specialisation” project implemented in the framework of the Szechenyi 2020 program. The realization of this project is supported by the European Union, co-financed by the European Social Fund.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.University of MiskolcMiskolcHungary

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