Topological optimisation of large reinforced concrete box culverts under SM1600 loads

Sweeney, Juliana (2014) Topological optimisation of large reinforced concrete box culverts under SM1600 loads. [USQ Project]


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This research project is concerned with finding the optimum three-sided large box culvert through topology optimisation using finite element analysis. The objective function is to minimise the total strain energy while the design constraints include minimising volume as a fraction of the initial volume and geometric restrictions to ensure symmetry and appropriate cover to reinforcement. The optimised culvert must also comply with the latest Australian specifications, must be subjected to standard SM1600 loads for main roads and must be feasible and constructible to be useful and practical to the Australian industry.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) project.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Banerjee, Sourish
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 05:16
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 05:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: reinforced concrete box culvert; RCBC; three sided box culverts; four sided box culverts; topology; SM1600
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400505 Construction materials

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