Optimal Topography of Force Transmission by Flexure

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G. I. N. Rozvany

Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

J. Appl. Mech 40(4), 983-987 (Dec 01, 1973) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423198 History: Received May 01, 1972; Revised September 01, 1972; Online July 12, 2010


Optimality conditions for grillages of maximum strength and maximum stiffness and fiber-reinforced plates of maximum strength are discussed in the light of Prager’s theories of optimal design and a comprehensive description of the topographical properties of optimal solutions for clamped boundaries is given. General rules are derived for obtaining optimal solutions for a wide range of boundary and loading conditions.

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