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

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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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