Grillages of least weight-Simply supported boundaries

G. I.N. Rozvany, R. D. Hill, C. Gangadharaiah

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In previous papers, kinematic optimality conditions were derived for grillages of maximum strength and maximum stiffness as well as fibre-reinforced plates of least fibre volume and then a general method was given for deriving optimal solutions for any clamped boundary. In this paper rules for deriving rigorous analytical optimal solutions for any simply supported boundary are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-677
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1973


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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