Accession Number : ADP000100

Title :   Elastic Synthesis for Large Displacements,

Corporate Author : TECHNICAL UNIV OF LISBON (PORTUGAL)

Personal Author(s) : Teixeira de Freitas,J. A. ; Moitinho de Almeida,J. P. B.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A mathematical programming formulation is presented for the elastic synthesis of truss structures with specified topographic and mechanical properties, undergoing finite displacements. The description for Statics and kinematics, valid for arbitrarily large displacements and deformations, is expressed in either mesh or nodal formats, according to the connectivity properties of the fundamental substructures selected to describe the assembled structure.

Descriptors :   *Structural engineering, *Structural mechanics, *Trusses, *Mathematical programming, Structural analysis, Optimization, Elastic properties, Topography, Displacement, Statics, Kinematics, Deformation, Nonlinear programming, Stresses, Perturbation theory

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE