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A multi-objective sequential method for manufacturing cost and structural optimization of modular steel towers

Author(s): 
Paolo Cicconi, Vincenzo Castorani, Michele Germani, Marco Mandolini, Alessio Vita (Università Politecnica delle Marche)

This paper proposes a methodological approach for the multi-objective optimization of steel towers made from prefabricated cylindrical stacks that are typically used in the oil and gas sector. The goal is to support engineers in designing economical products while meeting structural requirements. The multi-objective optimization approach involves the minimization of the weights and costs related to the manufacturing and assembly phases.