In this chapter the theory of optimal layouts is first outlined briefly and is illustrated with two simple examples. Then, the present state of knowledge is reviewed, considering various classes of layout problems. Particular attentions is paid to a new class of optimal structures termed 'Prager-structures'.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Editors||Erdal Atrek, R.H. Gallagher, K.M. Ragsdell, O.C. Zienkiewicz|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons (Wiley Series in Numerical Methods in Engineering)|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1984|
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