OPTIMAL RISK-BASED HYDRAULIC DESIGN OF BRIDGES.

Yeou Koung Tung, Larry Mays

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Abstract

A procedure for treating hydrologic uncertainties is incorporated into an optimization framework to develop the optimal riskbased design of the bridge openings and the embankment heights that minimizes the total expected cost. The optimization technique used is called Hooke-Jeeves pattern search. The procedure to determine the optimal bridge design is applied to Leaf River, Mississippi. The effect of using different procedures for hydrologic parameter estimation and the effect of using different hydrologic probability models on the optimal design are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournal of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division, American Society of Civil Engineers
Pages191-203
Number of pages13
Volume108
EditionWR2
StatePublished - Jun 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Tung, Y. K., & Mays, L. (1982). OPTIMAL RISK-BASED HYDRAULIC DESIGN OF BRIDGES. In Journal of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division, American Society of Civil Engineers (WR2 ed., Vol. 108, pp. 191-203)