Truss design: Two loading conditions with prestress

William R. Spillers, Robert Levy

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This paper reviews the effect of prestress on a simple truss design problem with two loading conditions. Optimality criteria are formulated on the "sum" and "difference" problems. These criteria are subsequently interpreted to imply that the optimal design is fully stressed and to develop an iterative design scheme. Examples are included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-687
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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