Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1230

Date

2014

Date of Award

7-23-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Civil Engineering

Concentration

Structural Engineering

Committee Chair

Charles Camp

Committee Member

Shahram Pezeshk

Committee Member

Adel Adbelnaby

Abstract

A multi-objective optimization of CO2 emissions and cost for the design of reinforced concrete beam developed. The analysis and design procedures are based on specifications prescribed by the American Concrete Institute (ACI 318M-11) and Eurocode 2 (EC2) for concrete design. Two, three, and four span continuous beams are optimized to meet strength and serviceability limits of each code and then compared. In addition, cost optimization only is used to compare results with results from another publication. The multi-objective optimization uses a hybrid Big Bang-Big Crunch algorithm. Pareto fronts for cost and CO2 emissions are developed for design examples to compare the theoretical analysis to simplified analysis and investigate tradeoffs between CO2 emissions and cost.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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