Synthesis of Material and Configuration Selection

by Jr. Schmit,
T.P. Kicher,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 3, Pg. 72-102

Document Type: Journal Paper


Several combinations of material and configuration are proposed for structure, and structural synthesis is used to select combination giving minimum weight design; method provides means of obtaining minimum weight, optimum design for each candidate combination; possibility of incorrect selection of material or configuration, or both, resulting in substantial weight penalty is shown; basic concepts of structural synthesis are presented and applied to 3-bar truss.

Subject Headings: Minimum weight design | Construction materials | Trusses

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