Optimization and sensitivity analysis of space frames allowing for large deflection

F. W. Wang, Siu Lai Chan

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)


A procedure for sensitivity analysis used with nonlinear incremental-iterative structural analysis of frames is proposed. The sensitivity of displacement and stress are considered. The accuracy and efficiency of this method are confirmed by several examples. The method can be used for the second-order analysis and optimization design of framed structures. Practical constraints and considerations for the design of steel frames are included in the present studies such that the reported findings can be used directly for practical optimal design, which is believed to have not yet been studied or reported in literatures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1395-1406
Number of pages12
JournalEngineering Structures
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006


  • Nonlinear analysis
  • Optimization
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Space frames

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Optimization and sensitivity analysis of space frames allowing for large deflection'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this