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Authors: Abera, Dugassa
Advisors: Dr. Shifferaw Taye
Copyright: Oct-2005
Date Added: 9-Oct-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Now days in the world wide pertaining to technological development there is an enhanced intention imposed on building construction industry to improve time, economy and structural efficiency of structures. Composite slabs made of profiled steel sheet and concrete satisfy these demands by integrating several recent developments of research studies. Modern profiled steel sheets are mostly designed to act as both formwork and tensile reinforcement. This thesis is concerned with optimal design of profiled steel sheet for composite slab. Apart from satisfying the safety requirement, the design should be economical. For a given condition, there might be a large number of alternatives that satisfy the requirement set by the codes. But the designer must be in a position to choose the design, which is optimal against certain measure of optimality. There fore, the designers have to do some optimization to arrive at such design. In this thesis work the optimal cross sectional dimensions of profiled steel sheet will be determined by considering different spans, loadings and materials. Optimization software called Visual DOC was used to obtain optimal design variables. The results were presented in tables and chart form.
Description: A thesis submitted to the school of Graduate Studies in Partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Structures)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1375
Appears in:Thesis - Civil Engineering

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