Accession Number : AD0719710

Title :   Structural Design Applications of Mathematical Programming Techniques.

Descriptive Note : AGARDograph rept.,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Pope,G. G. ; Schmit,L. A.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 209

Abstract : The document describes the present state of development of the use of mathematical programming techniques in the optimum design of aerospace and similar structures. Although optimization with respect to cost is considered when possible, the main emphasis is on the minimization of weight, due to the overwhelming importance of this parameter in aerospace applications, and also due to the fact that it is one of the few merit functions that can be defined with reasonable precision. The use of mathematical programming techniques in the selection of materials is also discussed to the limited extent meaningful at the present time. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, OPTIMIZATION), (*AEROSPACE CRAFT, DESIGN), (*AIRFRAMES, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), STRESSES, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, INEQUALITIES, PROBABILITY, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), DAMAGE, COSTS, FRANCE

Subject Categories : Research and Experimental Aircraft
      Operations Research
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE