An Adaptive Truss Structure

  • A. Suleman
  • R. Sedaghati
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 429)


A force method is proposed to analyze and optimize adaptive truss structures. It is observed that the structural strength is improved significantly using the adaptively optimized geometries while the computational effort required by the force method is found to be significantly lower than that of the displacement method.


Topology Optimization Active Member Structural Strength Truss Structure Force Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Suleman
    • 1
  • R. Sedaghati
    • 2
  1. 1.IDMEC-Instituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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