STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION OF A WEB FRAME

The objective of this study is to develop a DOUBLE ITERATION procedure, to increase the efficiency of the STRESS-RATIO METHOD in finding the fully-stressed design for a geometrically determinate structure. The technique is applied to the problem of minimizing the weight of a Transverse Web Frame, subject to six loading conditions. A satisfactory design weighing 39.3% less than the original structure was produced after four primary iterations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Finifter, D H
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

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  • Accession Number: 00048357
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM