An optimality criterion method, which exploits the concept of one most critical constraint, is reported. The method eliminates the need to calculate a large set of Lagrange multipliers for the active constraints, and also eliminates the need for a decision as to whether or not a particular constraint should be considered active. The method can treat multiple load conditions and stress and displacement constraints. Application of the method to a number of truss and frame structures demonstrates the efficiency and accuracy of the method.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the AIAA/ASME 19th Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Bethesda, Md., April 3-5, 1978. Copied with permission of AIAA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Clarkson College of Technology

    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Potsdam, NY  United States  13676
  • Authors:
    • Khan, M R
    • Willmert, K D
    • Thornton, W A
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Clarkson College of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MIE-048 Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-76-C-0064
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM