Optimally Directed Truss Topology Generation Using Shape Annealing

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G. M. Reddy, J. Cagan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

J. Mech. Des 117(1), 206-209 (Mar 01, 1995) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826110 History: Received December 01, 1992; Revised May 01, 1994; Online January 25, 2008


This paper presents a technique for the generation and optimization of truss structure topologies based on the shape annealing algorithm. Feasible truss topologies are generated through a shape grammar in an optimally directed manner using simulated annealing for minimum weight, subject to stress and Euler buckling constraints.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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