OPTIMUM DESIGN OF STATICALLY INDETERMINATE FRAMES BY MEANS OF NON-LINEAR PROGRAMMING

This report presents a computer program and numerical examples concerning automated optimum design of statically indeterminate structures with specified configurations. The analysis of the structure is formulated according to the displacement method. Cross-sectional shapes and sizes are selected as free variables. Weight or cost may be selected as object function. Computer times required to solve moderately complex problems may easily become excessive; hence, it is mandatory to seek methods to a ) improve the strategy of the search for the optimum b ) reduce the numerical computations required in each step during the search. Several avenues for further research on these questions are outlined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • Moe, J
  • Publication Date: 1969-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 46 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 023

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1973 12:00AM