Accession Number:

ADP000079

Title:

Rigid-Plastic Minimum Weight Plane Frame Design Using Hot Rolled Shapes,

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Corporate Author:

AUBURN UNIV AL

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Report Date:

1981-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Conventional minimum weight structural design methods generally assume that a continuous spectra of shapes are available however, actual sections consist of a finite set of discrete sizes. By utilizing discrete programming techniques, it is possible to develop design methods which work directly with the properties of the available sections. A design approach based on the static theorem of plastic analysis is formulated herein. The resulting optimization problem is a mixed integer type. Alternatively, a pure integer linear optimization problem results when the kinematic theorem is used to formulate the problem.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE