The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 58 (1980) > Issues > Issue 10 > Optimum Design of Some Steel Roof Strucutres
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Optimum Design of Some Steel Roof Strucutres

The optimum design of a range of steel roof structures is established using a combination of non-linear programming methods. The objective function is cost orientated and a suitable cost model is described. The relative costs of seven types of roof structure are compared and conclusions drawn as to cost effectiveness. A.B. Crawford and W. M. Jenkins