ABSTRACTThe Project work presents an Optimum design of welded plate girder. A
simply supported plate girder with span of 15meters was chosen for the case
study. The girder was subjected to a self-weight of 50KN/m and concentrated
loads of 1000KN at 5m and 10m from the left support. The plate girder was
analysed to get the design moments and shear forces. An initial manual design
was carried out for the plate girder in accordance with BS 5950-2000. From the
design, initial section parame...