Some trends in structural design

  • P N Murthy


The last decade has been one of intense research activity in optimal structural layouts, materials and techniques of optimisation. In this paper this activity is reviewed around the concept of ideal design proposed in 1968 and the trends are traced to show that the structural designer is moving towards an articulated, cybernetic structure similar to human skeleton.


Optimisation optimal layout structural design ideal design synthesis materials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P N Murthy
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  1. 1.Department of Aeronautical EngineeringIndian Institute of ScienceBangalore

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