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dc.contributor.advisorJosephine V. Carstensen.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSeats, Daniel Campbell.en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-15T21:52:07Z
dc.date.available2020-09-15T21:52:07Z
dc.date.copyright2020en_US
dc.date.issued2020en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/127322
dc.descriptionThesis: M. Eng. in Structural Mechanics and Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, May, 2020en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from the official PDF of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 105-106).en_US
dc.description.abstractReuse of structural steel elements is an active area of research that has great potential and is relatively unexplored due to a lack of design methods. This thesis presents a design framework that uses graphic statics to automatically generate truss designs based on a library of preexisting elements. Three variations of the framework are presented that allow different levels of geometric constraints to be imposed by the design engineer, namely limited angular geometric constraints, an encouraged quasi-flat top chord, and a forced flat top chord. Each variation is tested with several design examples, using two different sized element libraries. The frameworks produce designs quickly and have integrated stochasticity, and thus are capable of rapidly providing a wide set of diverse designs. To show the range of possible designs each variation is used to produce 100 designs. It has been found that the number of unique designs largely depends on the size of the library was well as the imposed geometric constraints. Generally speaking, it was found that larger libraries contribute to decreases in wasted material to build truss elements while generally having a slightly higher total load path within the trusses.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Daniel Campbell Seats.en_US
dc.format.extent106 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses may be protected by copyright. Please reuse MIT thesis content according to the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy, which is available through the URL provided.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectCivil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.titleForm finding of structural reused material trusses with graphic staticsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM. Eng. in Structural Mechanics and Designen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.identifier.oclc1192460696en_US
dc.description.collectionM.Eng.inStructuralMechanicsandDesign Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dspace.imported2020-09-15T21:52:06Zen_US
mit.thesis.degreeMasteren_US
mit.thesis.departmentCivEngen_US


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