On Foulkes Mechanism in Portal Frame Design for Alternative Loads

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H. S. Y. Chan

Department of Theoretical Mechanics, University of Bristol, Bristol, England

J. Appl. Mech 36(1), 73-75 (Mar 01, 1969) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3564588 History: Received May 07, 1968; Online September 14, 2011


Minimum-weight design of a portal frame for alternative loadings is discussed. A linear programming formulation is used. The concept of Foulkes mechanism as the necessary and sufficient condition for optimum is generalized for this class of problems.

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