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A. Kaveh, B. Mirzaei, A. Jafarvand,
Volume 12, Issue 4 (Transaction A: Civil Engineering December 2014)
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In this paper, the problem of simultaneous shape and size optimization of single-layer barrel vault frames which contains both of discrete and continuous variables is addressed. In this method, the improved magnetic charged system search (IMCSS) is utilized as the optimization algorithm and the open application programming interface (OAPI) plays the role of interfacing analysis software with the programming language. A comparison between the results of the present method and some existing algorithms confirms the high ability of this approach in simultaneous shape and size optimization of the practical and large-scale spatial structures.
Mahmood Reza Abdi, Hamed Mirzaeifar,
Volume 14, Issue 4 (Transaction A: Civil Engineering 2016)
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Abstract To meet construction demands, reinforcement and stabilization methods have been widely used to improve properties and mechanical behavior of clays. Although cement stabilization increases soil strength, at the same time reduces ductility which is of paramount importance in roads, landfill covers, etc. In current study, kaolinite was stabilized with 1, 3 and 5% cement and mixed with 0.05, 0.15, 0.25 and 0.35% polypropylene fibers to increase ductility. Samples were cured at 35°C for 1, 7 and 28 days and subjected to unconfined compression tests. Results showed that inclusion of discrete fibers to uncemented and cemented kaolinite reduced stiffness and the loss of post-peak strength and changed brittle behavior of cemented samples to a more ductile behavior. Cement and fiber contents as well as curing period were found to be the most influential factors and fiber – soil interaction was influenced by binding materials.



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