Optimization and sensitivity of retaining structures

Saribas, A
Erbatur, F
This paper is concerned with optimum design and sensitivity of retaining structures. The optimum design formulation in terms of a constrained nonlinear programming problem, is given for reinforced concrete-cantilever retaining walls. The objective function may be chosen as the cost or weight of the wall. The solution is carried out by a specially prepared computer program (RETOPT). Illustrative problems are solved, and their results are presented and discussed. The formulation allows for a detailed sensitivity analysis to be made for selected design parameters, also depicted with numerical examples.

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A. Saribas and F. Erbatur, “Optimization and sensitivity of retaining structures,” JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING-ASCE, vol. 122, no. 8, pp. 649–656, 1996, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/65081.