RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation

Optimization of Elastic-Hardening Structures in Presence of Displacement Constraints

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C. Cinquini

Department of Structural Mechanics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

R. Contro

Department of Structural Engineering, Technical University of Milano, Milano, Italy

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 106(2), 179-182 (Jun 01, 1984) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258576 History: Received June 10, 1983; Online November 19, 2009


Optimum design, conceived as weight minimization, is formulated with reference to discrete (or discretized) physically nonlinear structures, under constraints concerning displacements and design parameter distributions. Optimality criteria and solving equations are achieved by means of the Lagrangian multiplier technique. A simple but significant example illustrates the method.

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