Accession Number:

ADA064343

Title:

A New Optimality Criterion Method for Large Scale Structures.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Oct 77-Apr 78,

Corporate Author:

CLARKSON COLL OF TECHNOLOGY POTSDAM N Y DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

An optimality criterion method, which exploits the concept of one most critical constraint, is reported. The method eliminates the need to calculate a large set of Lagrange multipliers for the active constraints, and also eliminates the need for a decision as to whether or not a particular constraint should be considered active. The method can treat multiple load conditions and stress and displacement constraints. Application of the method to a number of truss and frame structures demonstrates the efficiency and accuracy of the method. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE