Design and Optimization of Metal Structures


  • J Farkas, University of Miskolc, Hungary
  • K Jarmai, University of Miskolc, Hungary

An industrial book that analyses various theoretical problems, optimizes numerical applications and addresses industrial problems such as belt-conveyor bridge, pipeline, wind turbine power, large-span suspended roof and offshore jacket member. Multi-storey frames and pressure vessel-supporting frames are discussed in detail. The book’s emphasis is on economy and cost calculation, making it possible to compare costs and make significant savings in the design stages, by, for example, comparing the costs of stiffened and un-stiffened structural versions of plates and shells. In this respect, this book will be an invaluable aid for designers, students, researchers and manufacturers to find better, optimal, competitive structural solutions.
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Designers, students, researchers, and manufacturers


Book information

  • Published: April 2008
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-904275-29-9


This world-wide state-of-the-art book […] is recommendable as the best entry guide to this field., Prof. K. Horikawa, University of Osaka, Joining and Welding Research Institute, Japan
A good candidate for the classroom as well as the professional bookshelf., SciTech Book News
…an invaluable help in calculating the competitiveness and economies in a wide and vast sector of steel structures., Rivista Italiana Dell Saldatura

Table of Contents

Newer mathematical optimization methods; Cost calculations; Seismic resistant design; Fire resistant design; Large-span suspended roof members; Frames; Stiffened plates; Welded stiffened cylindrical and conical shells; Tubular structures; Square box column composed from welded cellular plates; Appendices; References and index.