Accession Number : AD0768087

Title :   A Relative Optimization of Cantilever Euler Beams with Example for Hauger's Problem.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WATERVLIET ARSENAL N Y

Personal Author(s) : Thomas,Charles R.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : A relative optimization of a generalized non-dimensional form of the cantilevered Euler beam is accomplished by the application of an adjoint variational principle in conjunction with a generalized Ritz procedure. Considerable weight reductions are shown to be possible within the bounds of imposed constraints for a two term Ritz approximation of Hauger's problem. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CANTILEVER BEAMS, OPTIMIZATION), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, FLUTTER, LOADS(FORCES), BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE