Accession Number:

ADA023655

Title:

Numerical Determination of Minimum Mass Structures with Specified Natural Frequencies.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RICE UNIV HOUSTON TEX DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The problem of the axial vibration of a cantilever beam is investigated numerically. The mass distribution that minimizes the total mass for a given fundamental frequency constraint is determined using both the sequential gradient-restoration algorithm SGRA and an ad hoc modification of the modified quasilinearization algorithm MQA.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE