Volume 9, Issue 3 (6-2019)                   2019, 9(3): 525-541 | Back to browse issues page

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In this paper, an optimization framework is developed for performance-based seismic design of composite moment frames consisting of concrete filled steel box columns and I-shaped steel beams. Material cost of the structure and seismic damage under severe earthquake ground motions are minimized as objective functions. Two design examples are presented to demonstrate the applicability and efficiency of the proposed method. Based on the obtained results, it is concluded that the proposed design optimization approach is capable of producing seismic designs of composite MRFs which are cost effective, provide reliable seismic performance and suffer less damage in the case of a severe earthquake ground motion.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Applications
Received: 2019/02/25 | Accepted: 2019/02/25 | Published: 2019/02/25