Optimal design of tapered beams for maximum buckling strength

Wang C.M., Thevendran V., Teo K.L. and Kitipornchai S. (1986) Optimal design of tapered beams for maximum buckling strength. Engineering Structures, 8 4: 276-284. doi:10.1016/0141-0296(86)90035-0

Author Wang C.M.
Thevendran V.
Teo K.L.
Kitipornchai S.
Title Optimal design of tapered beams for maximum buckling strength
Journal name Engineering Structures   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0141-0296
Publication date 1986-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0141-0296(86)90035-0
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 8
Issue 4
Start page 276
End page 284
Total pages 9
Language eng
Subject 2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
Abstract This paper is concerned with the determination of the optimal linear taper of a narrow rectangular beam that will maximize the critical buckling load subject to a volume constraint. The beam considered is either cantilevered or simply supported and is under a uniformly distributed load or a point load. The solution to the problem is obtained by two independent approaches. Whilst one of the approaches is based on the Timoshenko energy technique, the other is based on a Lagrange multiplier and the gradient expression of problem.
Keyword buckling strength
optimal parameter selection
tapered beams
Timoshenko energy approach
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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