Push-over Analysis of Optimized Steel Frames


  • M. I. E. Terki Hassaine Laboratory of Materials and Construction Processes, Department of Civil Engineering, University Abdelhamid Ibn Badis, Algeria
  • S. M. E. A. Bourdim Laboratory of Materials and Construction Processes, Department of Civil Engineering, University Abdelhamid Ibn Badis, Algeria
  • H. Varum Laboratory of Earthquakes and Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
  • A. Benanane Laboratory of Materials and Construction Processes, Department of Civil Engineering, University Abdelhamid Ibn Badis, Algeria
  • A. Nour Laboratory of Materials and Construction Processes, Department of Civil Engineering, University Abdelhamid Ibn Badis, Algeria
Volume: 12 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 9720-9725 | December 2022 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.5326


The traditional optimization methods are effective when dealing with small-scale problems. However, for large-scale problems, these methods fail to obtain optimal solutions, and after a long operation, several solutions are obtained. New methods, known as metaheuristics, have provided new implementations to be used in many applications. They have enabled the resolution of many complex industrial and technical problems. They have the merits of avoiding local optima and finding optimal solutions, due to their ease of understanding, flexibility, adaptation simplicity, and ability to get out of local optima traps. This article aims to model a 2D metal frame gantry with two spans and two levels already optimized by ROBOT Millennium software in order to show the effect of structural optimization in the pre-design phase and of obtaining its non-linear behavior by the pushover method. Three optimal dimensional configurations of this gantry were taken into account and the best was chosen, one which satisfied an adequate behavior in the non-linear domain while respecting the CM66 and Eurocode3 regulations.


Optimization, Vulnerability, Push-over method, Non-linear behavior


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M. I. E. Terki Hassaine, S. M. E. A. Bourdim, H. Varum, A. Benanane, and A. Nour, “Push-over Analysis of Optimized Steel Frames”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 9720–9725, Dec. 2022.


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