Optimum Design of Frames Using Linear Programming Techniques.
Technical rept. Oct 77-Jun 78,
CLARKSON COLL OF TECHNOLOGY POTSDAM N Y DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
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Presented is an optimization technique, using linear programming methods, which can effectively be used to design structural frames. Stress constraints as well as conditions of equilibrium and compatibility are considered. The approach is demonstrated to be more efficient than presently available nonlinear techniques on large problems. Although the method is iterative, a modification of the standard simplex method is used which considerably decreases computational time. A discussion is presented outlining how the technique can be extended to handle additional requirements such multiple loading conditions, non-nodal loads and displacement constraints. Author
- Theoretical Mathematics
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology