Structural Design Applications of Mathematical Programming Techniques.
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)
Pagination or Media Count:
The document describes the present state of development of the use of mathematical programming techniques in the optimum design of aerospace and similar structures. Although optimization with respect to cost is considered when possible, the main emphasis is on the minimization of weight, due to the overwhelming importance of this parameter in aerospace applications, and also due to the fact that it is one of the few merit functions that can be defined with reasonable precision. The use of mathematical programming techniques in the selection of materials is also discussed to the limited extent meaningful at the present time. Author
- Research and Experimental Aircraft
- Operations Research
- Unmanned Spacecraft