Accession Number : AD0651139

Title :   MINIMUM WEIGHT DESIGN OF STRUCTURES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Feb 64-31 Jan 67,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS INST OF TECH CHICAGO DEPT OF MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Megarefs,Georege J.

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : When the proposal for the contract reviewed herein was submitted, it was expected that most of the time and effort would be spent in developing practical and approximate methods for determining the minimum volume design of complicated frames and other structures. It was however indicated in the proposal that priority would be given to some questions in the minimum volume design of axisymmetric plates, because of their fundamental importance. In answering these questions, it soon transpired that the possibility was created for obtaining exact solutions for a wide range of problems of axisymmetric plates and shells, which had not been previously attacked or which could now be treated in greater generality. As a result most of the time and effort during the period covered by the present report was devoted to obtaining exact solutions of the minimum volume design of axisymmetric plates. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PANELS, DESIGN), (*STRUCTURES, WEIGHT), VOLUME, SHEETS, OPTIMIZATION, SANDWICH PANELS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, REVIEWS

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE