Optimal topography of force transmission by flexure

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Abstract

Optimality conditions for grillages of maximum strength and maximum stiffness and fiber-reinforced plates of maximum strength are discussed in the light of Prager’s theories of optimal design and a comprehensive description of the topographical properties of optimal solutions for clamped boundaries is given. General rules are derived for obtaining optimal solutions for a wide range of boundary and loading conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-987
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1973

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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