Design of Adaptive Structures under Random Impact Conditions

  • J. Holnicki-Szulc
  • P. Pawłowski
  • M. Wikło
Part of the Computational Methods in Applied Sciences book series (COMPUTMETHODS, volume 1)


The methodology (based on the so-called Dynamic Virtual Distortion Method) of the design of structures exposed to impact loading is presented in the work. Minimization of material volume and accelerations of structural response are chosen as the objective functions for optimal design of structures adapting to impact loads. The cross-sections of structural members as well as stress levels triggering plastic-like behavior and initial prestressing are the design parameters. A general formulation of this problem, as well as particular cases, are discussed.

Key words

adaptive structures optimal control dynamic sensitivity analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Holnicki-Szulc
    • 1
  • P. Pawłowski
    • 1
  • M. Wikło
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Fundamental Technological Research PASWarsawPoland

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