Elastic Synthesis for Large Displacements,
TECHNICAL UNIV OF LISBON (PORTUGAL)
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A mathematical programming formulation is presented for the elastic synthesis of truss structures with specified topographic and mechanical properties, undergoing finite displacements. The description for Statics and kinematics, valid for arbitrarily large displacements and deformations, is expressed in either mesh or nodal formats, according to the connectivity properties of the fundamental substructures selected to describe the assembled structure.