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Blacksburg, VA, United States

Flager F.,Stanford University | Soremekun G.,Phoenix Integration Inc. | Adya A.,Bentley Systems Inc. | Shea K.,ETH Zurich | And 2 more authors.
Computers and Structures | Year: 2014

Fully Constrained Design (FCD) is a new method for discrete sizing optimization of steel structures that balances computational efficiency with solution quality for application to large-scale problems. The proposed method is based on optimality criteria, but does not require gradient information and handles discrete variables. Based on benchmarking studies, FCD produces superior quality solutions to optimality criteria (>4%), but inferior to heuristic methods (<2%). FCD is approximately 10× less computationally efficient than optimality criteria and 100× more efficient than heuristic methods. We present a successful industry application of FCD that yields cost savings of 19% compared to conventional design methods. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Phoenix Integration Inc. | Date: 2009-02-09

Computer software for industrial design, testing, engineering and development of technical products.

Phoenix Integration Inc. | Date: 2000-04-11

Computer software used for integrating and allowing for the interoperability of other engineering computer software programs in the field of computer aided design.

Phoenix Integration Inc. | Date: 2000-01-11

Computer software for wrapping engineering and design computer software programs residing on different computer software operating systems and hardware platforms for publication on a common network.

Phoenix Integration Inc. | Date: 2001-04-10

Computer software used for the design of aerospace vehicles.

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