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A General Theory of Optimal Elastic Design for Structures With Segmentation

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G. I. N. Rozvany

Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, 3168 and Universitat Essen, 4300 Essen 1, West Germany

T. G. Ong

Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, 3168

B. L. Karihaloo

Department of Civil Engineering & Surveying, University of Newcastle, N.S.W., Australia, 2308

J. Appl. Mech 53(2), 242-248 (Jun 01, 1986) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3171747 History: Received July 03, 1984; Revised July 05, 1985; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

Optimal plastic design of segmented structures is reviewed and then general static-kinematic optimality criteria are introduced for segmented elastic structures. The proposed theory is illustrated with beam and plate examples and the results are checked by independent calculations.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
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