Design approaches to structural optimization
Author(s)Tayar, Memduh Ali
Structural optimization, Design approaches to
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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The objective of this thesis is to develop design approaches to structural optimization. In the example of three-dimensional grid structures, widely known as 'space frames', possible configurations are explored which maximize the load-bearing capacity of the system in relation to its weight. The study has been organized in two chapters: The first chapter starts with a brief review of structural concepts. Along with Gothic as a historical example to optimization, modem analytical methods to optimal structural design are presented which include Maxwell's Lemma, Michell's Fields and Ultimate Strength Analysis. In the second part of the thesis the design solutions are presented. The emphasis lies on a deployable space frame which is based on bar-joist like elements.
Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1986.MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 84-86).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology