Two basic approaches to desgin option evaluation, controlled convergence and scoring are described. Their use is illustrated for the design of a 160 m span bridge. The methods allow both subjective and objective criteria to be used. The use of these methods does not normally give clear-cut answere as to the best option, but allows the competing features of an evaluation to be understood more clearly.
|Journal||Journal of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering - Structural Engineering International|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
MacLeod, I. A., & Hartvig, S. C. (1999). Issues and Strategies for Evaluation of Structural Design Options. Journal of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering - Structural Engineering International, 9(3), 201.