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Optimal Layout of Grillages

  • William Prager
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 212)

Abstract

This chapter is devoted to the optimal design of a grillage of horizontal beams that are to transmit a given vertical, downward loading to given supports. The beams are to have rectangular cross sections of a common uniform height but variable width. The given loading is to be at the load-carrying capacity of the grillage, and the total volume of the beams is to be minimized.

Keywords

Free Edge Optimal Layout Collapse Mechanism Single Loading Uniform Intensity 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Prager
    • 1
  1. 1.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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