Optimal plastic design for partially pressigned strength distribution

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The optimal plastic design of structures having a partially predefined strength distribution is considered. Sufficient conditions for optimality as well as upper and lower bounds on minimum structural volume are established and examples involving a continuous beam and a grillage are given. It is shown that most existing theories for optimal plastic design and limit analysis can be derived from the optimality criteria presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-436
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Optimization Theory and Applications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics

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