Accession Number : AD0707448
Title : ANALYSIS OF CONTACT PROBLEMS BY MEANS OF AN OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUE.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF MECHANICS AND HYDRAULICS
Personal Author(s) : Yoon,Kyung E.
Report Date : JUN 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 109
Abstract : In this report an approximate but general method of solving certain contact problems is developed by utilizing an optimization technique. It is shown that the problems of unbonded contact between two elastic bodies may be posed as optimization problems in the following sense: 'Determine the contact stress distribution which minimizes the difference between two boundary deflections by the contacting bodies, subject to some constraint conditions.' Furthermore, this optimization problem can be reduced through discretization to a linear programming problem. (Author)
Descriptors : (*CANTILEVER BEAMS, LOADS(FORCES)), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PLASTIC PROPERTIES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, STRESSES, OPTIMIZATION, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, THESES
Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE