OJCE  Vol.6 No.2 , March 2016
Optimization of Sectional Dimensions of I-Section Flange Beams and Recommendations for IS 808: 1989
Abstract: This study covers optimization of I-sectional flange beams. Scope of this study is limited to medium weight flange beams of Table 1 of IS 808:1983 but it can be further extended for the other sections of this code. Best possible geometric shape of the cross-section is found for maximum performance of the beam with minimum material consumption. All possible loading conditions are considered in the study for which a beam in flexure undergoes in its life. ANSYS software program is used for the analysis and optimizing the sections. It is found that sections MB 125, MB 300 and MB 400 of Table 1 of IS 808 are not the optimum sections but other alternative of these cross-sections is available which within the same material consumption performs better than these sections of IS code.
Cite this paper: Gaur, H. , Murari, K. and Acharya, B. (2016) Optimization of Sectional Dimensions of I-Section Flange Beams and Recommendations for IS 808: 1989. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 6, 295-313. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2016.62025.

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