Optimum Linear Tapering in the Design of Columns

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B. Dinkoff, M. Levine

Division of Engineering Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A4, Canada

R. Luus

Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. 91125

J. Appl. Mech 46(4), 956-958 (Dec 01, 1979) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424690 History: Received March 01, 1979; Revised July 01, 1979; Online July 12, 2010


Optimum linear tapering of a simply supported solid column enables a saving of 10.4 percent of material, as compared to a nontapered column.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
Topics: Design
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