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Research Article

Nonlinear Optimization of Orthotropic Steel Deck System Based on Response Surface Methodology

Table 1

Structural parameters and their value ranges used for optimization design in this study.

ParametersUnitValue range

The thickness of the top platemm[12, 20]
The thickness of the U-ribmm[6, 14]
The thickness of the transverse diaphragm platemm[10, 20]
The spacing of the transverse diaphragm platemm[2400, 3600]
The thickness of the bottom pavement layermm[20, 40]
The elastic modulus of the bottom pavement layerMPa[4000,17000]
The thickness of the top pavement layermm[20, 40]
The elastic modulus of the top pavement layerMPa[4000,17000]
InvariantThe width of the U-rib upper openingmm300 (fixed value)
InvariantThe height of the U-ribmm300 (fixed value)
InvariantThe width of the U-rib lower openingmm180 (fixed value)
InvariantThe center distance of U-ribsmm600 (fixed value)
InvariantThe height of the transverse diaphragm platemm700 (fixed value)
InvariantThe opening form of the transverse diaphragm plateRefer to Eurocode 3