Accession Number:

AD0719924

Title:

Approximate Solutions to Some Static and Dynamic Optimal Structural Design Problems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Considered in this paper are problems of optimal structural design for minimum static deflection, minimum dynamic deflection, maximum fundamental frequency, and maximum stability. A procedure based on the Ritz method is proposed which yields approximate solutions to these problems when the design is characterized by a discrete set of design parameters. Examples involving elastic beams and rods are presented to demonstrate the applicability and efficiency of the procedure. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE