Accession Number : ADP000028

Title :   Optimal Design of Inelastic Cable Structures,

Corporate Author : PAVIA UNIV (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Cinquini,Carlo ; Contro,Roberto

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A nonlinear behaviour modelling of prestressed cable structures is firstly recalled, as dealt with in a previous paper and peculiar features of such structures are discussed. So, the important role played by pretension state is emphasized. Accordingly, optimum design problem is formulated assuming a cost function of pretension forces only. Optimality criterion is found by means of Langrangian multiplier method. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Structural engineering, *Optimization, *Cables, *Structural mechanics, *Mathematical models, Structures, Structural analysis, Nonlinear systems, Structural response, Stiffness, Loads(Forces), Tensile stress, Displacement, Static tests, Elongation, Prestressing, Lagrangian functions, Multiplication

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE