Accession Number:

ADA009582

Title:

Optimal Design of Continuous Structural Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 15 (Final), May-Nov 74,

Corporate Author:

IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DIV OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

In this report, optimal design of continuous structural systems is considered. A generalized steepest descent method based on optimal control techniques is developed. The method is applied to simply supported beam and plate problems. Constraints considered for these problems are bounds on displacement, natural frequency and design variables. Results for simultaneous imposition of various constraints are new.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE