Optimal design of trusses for overall stability

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This paper synthesizes the design of trusses for linear stability constraint as an optimization problem where linear stability is defined as a generalized eigenvalue problem and presents a rather fast converging algorithm of the 'allowable stress' type for its solution. The technique proves to be similar to that used for the design of frequency constrained structures and adds yet another perspective to the already popular 'allowable stress' algorithms. Design examples are included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1133-1138
Number of pages6
JournalComputers and Structures
Issue number5
StatePublished - 3 Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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