Optimum Design of Linear Elastic Beams under Dynamic Loading.
Final rept. 1 Nov 66-31 Aug 70,
NOTRE DAME UNIV IND DEPT OF AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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The object of the research was to develop optimization techniques to solve problems involving free and forced vibration of beams and rods. In all cases, the cross sectional area distribution is treated as the unknown. For free vibration frequency optimization was studied and design or synthesis of characteristic functions was also covered. For forced vibration problems, minimum response solutions for a limited class of area functions were found. Author