Minimum-Weight Design of Beams for Deflection

by R.L. Barnett,


Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 75-110


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Design procedures for minimum weight statically determinate beams are developed using deflection criterion; optimum flange width and web thickness variations are given for I-beams designed with respect to bending and shear deflection; stiffness and strength properties.

Subject Headings: Minimum weight design | I beams | Displacement (mechanics) | Shear strength | Flanges | Web beams | Webs (structure) | Thickness

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