An Application of Inverse Problem Techniques to Spatial Structures

by Pei Shan Chen, Hosei Univ, Tokyo, Japan,
Mamoru Kawaguchi, Hosei Univ, Tokyo, Japan,
Masaru Abe, Hosei Univ, Tokyo, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Spatial, Lattice and Tension Structures


The present paper attempts to give a definition of inverse problems for spatial structures, and to develop a design method to find the optimum configurations and shapes for such structures by applying inverse problem techniques to them. As an example, the present paper proposes a method to find the optimum shape of a shell or a space frame that has a maximum buckling capacity.

Subject Headings: Structural analysis | Shell structures | Space frames | Buckling | Structural design | Load bearing capacity | Space structures

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