TOPOLOGY AND OPTIMALITY OF CERTAIN TRUSSES

Ovadia E. Lev*

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Abstract

Some known results of Maxwell's and Michell's theorems on structural optimization are briefly reviewed. A special characteristic of a certain class of common truss is then presented as an extension. The condition for trusses to have this charateristic is then derived, and its implications on topology, optimality and stress-ratio design are examined. Simple and more complicated examples are presented.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)383-393
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering
Volume107
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981

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