Exact optimal layout of grillages for partially upward and partially downward loading

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Abstract

The theory of the exact optimal layout of grillages (beam systems) of given depth is extended to partially upward and partially downward loading. Closed form analytical expressions are obtained for the optimal layout and the theory is illustrated with several examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-270
Number of pages4
JournalStructural Optimization
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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