Optimal Design Taking Cost of Joints into Account

by George I.N. Rozvany,
Zenon Mroz,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 6, Pg. 917-921

Document Type: Journal Paper


Heyman's theorem and the Prager-Marcal-Shield theory of optimal plastic design are generalized to include the cost of joints (connections) in the optimization procedure. The significance of the cost of joints was emphasized by Witteveen and Tolman at a International union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Symposium and by Shanley in the context of aircraft structures.

Subject Headings: Joints | Plastic design | Connections (structural) | Aircraft and spacecraft

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