Issues and Strategies for Evaluation of Structural Design Options

Iain A. MacLeod, Susanne C Hartvig

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering - Structural Engineering International
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)201
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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