Accession Number : ADP000049

Title :   A General Theory of Optimal Structural Layouts,

Corporate Author : MONASH UNIV CLAYTON (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Rozvany,G. I. N.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A general theory of optimal structural layouts, based on static-kinematic optimality criteria and the concept of structural universe, is outlined and then illustrated with two simple examples. Finally, the application of this theory to various types of configuration problems is reviewed, giving a state of the art report on analytical solutions for various classes of optimal structural layouts. Particular attention is devoted to a new class of optimal structures termed Prager structures which consists of archgrids or cable networks of optimized member layout. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Structural engineering, *Optimization, *Structural mechanics, *Mathematical analysis, Structural analysis, Structural response, Structures, Statics, Kinematics, Loads(Forces), Geometry, Theory, Arches, Grids, Cables, Networks

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE