Design of Bending Structures


This chapter provides the complete analytical solution for the design of a planar cantilevered structure to support a given load, yielding the smallest volume of material required to support the load. Constraints against both types of material failure, yielding and buckling, are guaranteed.


Material Volume Optimal Complexity Tensegrity Structure Member Force Optimal Truss 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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