A new class of structural optimization problems: Optimal archgrids

G. I.N. Rozvany, W. Prager

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This paper is concerned with the optimization of a curved surface structure consisting of a system of intersecting arches in two prescribed directions. Optimality conditions are derived for given vertical loads, and then the optimal shape of the structure is determined for square, rectangular and cross-shaped domains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-150
Number of pages24
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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