Accession Number : ADP000060

Title :   Connectedness Criterion and the Unique Optimum of the Izo-Static Trusses,


Personal Author(s) : Bayer,M.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This paper deals with the uniqueness of the optimum of the least-weight izo-static elastic trusses which have given layouts and have members that are made of different materials. The trusses under consideration are subject to sets of static loads where the member cross-sectional areas, the member stresses and the nodal displacements are to remain within the prescribed bounds. Connectedness criterion is utilized to show the uniqueness of the optimum.

Descriptors :   *Structural engineering, *Optimization, *Trusses, *Structural mechanics, Structural analysis, Structural response, Elastic properties, Static loads, Lightweight, Cross sections, Stresses, Displacement, Connectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE