The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 55 (1977) > Issues > Issue 12 > Optimum Design of Welded Plate Girders
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Optimum Design of Welded Plate Girders

The theoretical background to the design of welded plate girders according to BS449 is adopted in a search for optimum design. Within certain practical limitations, design curves are derived for minimum weight design. A computer-based design system is described from which minimum cost designs can be produced for conventional plate girders and welded crane girders. Some observations derived from computer results are given which, together with the design curves, provide guidelines to wards obtaining an optimum design. G.C. de Jesus and A. Burns

Author(s): Jenkins, W M;de Jesus, G C;Burns, A

Keywords: design;plate beams;welds;bs449