MINIMUM-WEIGHT DESIGN OF FULLY STRESSED ARCHGRIDS.

G. M. Wang, W. A M Alwis, G. Rozvany

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Abstract

The optimal shape of the middle surface of archgrids and cable networks was studied in the late seventies by the third author and Prof W. Prager (Brown University). They considered the problem of transmitting a system of vertical loads over a plane horizontal domain to the boundary of the latter by means of a gridwork of interesting arches or cables. It was pointed out more recently by the first author that for certain boundary conditions some arches must take on a zero cross-section, if a discretized formulation is used. An optimality condition for such 'vanishing arches' was suggested by the third author. The current paper discusses a numerical procedure which can handle vanishing arches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherElsevier Applied Science Publ
Pages713-718
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0853343098
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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Arches
Cables
Boundary conditions

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Wang, G. M., Alwis, W. A. M., & Rozvany, G. (1984). MINIMUM-WEIGHT DESIGN OF FULLY STRESSED ARCHGRIDS. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 713-718). Elsevier Applied Science Publ.

MINIMUM-WEIGHT DESIGN OF FULLY STRESSED ARCHGRIDS. / Wang, G. M.; Alwis, W. A M; Rozvany, G.

Unknown Host Publication Title. Elsevier Applied Science Publ, 1984. p. 713-718.

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Wang, GM, Alwis, WAM & Rozvany, G 1984, MINIMUM-WEIGHT DESIGN OF FULLY STRESSED ARCHGRIDS. in Unknown Host Publication Title. Elsevier Applied Science Publ, pp. 713-718.
Wang GM, Alwis WAM, Rozvany G. MINIMUM-WEIGHT DESIGN OF FULLY STRESSED ARCHGRIDS. In Unknown Host Publication Title. Elsevier Applied Science Publ. 1984. p. 713-718
Wang, G. M. ; Alwis, W. A M ; Rozvany, G. / MINIMUM-WEIGHT DESIGN OF FULLY STRESSED ARCHGRIDS. Unknown Host Publication Title. Elsevier Applied Science Publ, 1984. pp. 713-718
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