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Optimization of Block Foundation

Author(s): Dr. Ravikant Mittal and Gaurav Tyagi
Paper category: Proceeding
Book title: International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Construction
Editor(s): T.Ch. Madhavi, G. Prabhakar, Santhosh Ram, and P.M. Rameshwaran
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-161-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 188-195
Total Pages : 8
Language : English

Abstract: Using block foundation as an example, the purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that one does not have to be an optimization expert to take advantage of the power built into modern tools such as the Microsoft Excel. Worksheets designed for usual analysis and design computations can be turned into formal design optimization tools by simply choosing the cells corresponding to design variables, objective function and suitable constraint functions. This way an optimum design can be obtained in a systematic manner without having to resort to manual trial and error process. The paper presents the worksheets for design of block foundation for machines and shows the optimization results using EXCEL solver.

Online publication: 2017
Publication type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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