Properties of Discrete Optima in Structural Optimization

by Aldo Cella, (M.ASCE), Res. Sci.; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Instituto di Elaborazione dell'Informazione, Pisa, Italy,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 3, Pg. 787-792

Document Type: Journal Paper


Herein, the set of discrete solutions is upgraded into a metric space, and a quantitative criterion is given to measure how good is the discrete solution obtained. Such clarification should stimulate further applications to structural problems of the powerful branch-and-bound algorithms.

Subject Headings: Structural behavior | Metric systems | Algorithms | Space structures

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