Optimisation of a cantilever retaining wall

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Abstract

This paper presents an application of cutting plane method to the non linear programming problem of the optimisation of the design of a cantilever retaining wall. The application of this technique in optimising the cantilever beam design undertaken in this study is a new approach as compared to the conventional design being commonly practiced. The objective of the optimisation is to minimise the amount of materials used i.e. concrete and reinforcing steel as well as the construction cost which, as a result will minimise the overall cost of the retaining wall installation. The nonlinear equations are approximated and represented in linear forms by retaining the linear terms of the Taylor series expansion. A design example is presented to demonstrate the outcome of the results of the design parameters that minimise the construction cost factor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, CC 2011 - Chania, Crete
Duration: 6 Sep 20119 Sep 2011

Other

Other13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, CC 2011
CityChania, Crete
Period6/9/119/9/11

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Retaining walls
Costs
Taylor series
Cantilever beams
Nonlinear programming
Nonlinear equations
Concretes
Steel

Keywords

  • Cantilever retaining wall
  • Concrete
  • Engineering design
  • Non linear programming
  • Optimisation
  • Reinforcing steel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

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Kasim, N., & Abu Taib, K. (2011). Optimisation of a cantilever retaining wall. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing

Optimisation of a cantilever retaining wall. / Kasim, N.; Abu Taib, Kamarudin.

Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing. 2011.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kasim, N & Abu Taib, K 2011, Optimisation of a cantilever retaining wall. in Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing. 13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, CC 2011, Chania, Crete, 6/9/11.
Kasim N, Abu Taib K. Optimisation of a cantilever retaining wall. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing. 2011
Kasim, N. ; Abu Taib, Kamarudin. / Optimisation of a cantilever retaining wall. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing. 2011.
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