KeywordsTrusses -- Design and construction.
Composite reinforced concrete -- Data processing.
Floors, Concrete -- Design and construction.
Prestressed concrete construction.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA fully automated computer program is developed for the optimum design of steel space trusses acting compositely with a concrete slab placed on top. The program sizes the truss members to meet the requirements of the load and resistance factor design specification of the American Institute of Steel Construction using the load combinations of ANSI. Earthquake loading is not considered. The optimum size is based on minimum cost, regarding the amount of welding required at the joints and of the member itself. The total cost is based on all steel work in the truss. Once the truss configuration has been defined, and it has been ensured that linear elastic behavior exists, the structure is analyzed for the construction process, to make sure that no overstressing will take place in any structural element at any time during construction and service. The analysis and design principles are presented and an actual design case is solved. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.)
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics