OPTNSR-AN INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE SYSTEM FOR OPTIMAL DESIGN OF STATICALLY AND DYNAMICALLY LOADED STRUCTURES WITH NONLINEAR RESPONSE

This report describes a software system for optimization-based, interactive computer-aided design of statically and dynamically loaded structures with nonlinear response. The system combines two programs, INTEROPTDYN and MINI-ANSR. The program INTEROPTDYN is based on a feasible directions algorithm for solving a constrained optimization problem, where both non-parametric and parametric (time-dependent) constraints are allowed. Program MINI-ANSR is a modification of an existing general purpose structural analysis program, ANSR-1. Details of these programs are described, together with an interfacing package connecting the analysis and optimization phases of the design process. The following features are available to the user: Stop and restart capability as well as user-supplied changes in both design variables as well as parameters in the optimization algorithm. Graphical display of key information is available at all stages of the design process. Two example problems - one an elastic, statically loaded truss and the second an impulsively loaded nonlinear braced frame - are included to illustrate use of the system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Earthquake Engineering Research Center
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • BHATTI, M A
    • Ciampi, V
    • Pister, K S
    • Polak, E
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 187 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00344259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB/EERC-81/02, NSF/ENG-81002
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-PFR79-08261
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1982 12:00AM