From stress trajectories to Michell structures

Henrik Almegaard

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    In the conceptual design phase for a new structure it will often be fruitful to make ex-periments with different structures and loads to see the stress trajectories and the “flow of forces”. Now the question is whether these graphical pictures gives more than just a qualitative idea of “the force paths”, that is - a rough guideline for where to place the material (Thamm 1999)? The postulate of this article is that the stress trajectories can be used to identify the geometry of the minimum weight structure, the so called Michell structure, for the specific geometry and load.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNordisk Tekniklærermøde 2009 : Forskning, Undervisning og Praksis
    Number of pages112
    Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
    PublisherDTU Byg, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
    Publication date2009
    ISBN (Print)9788778772848
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventNordisk Tekniklærermøde 2009 : Forskning, Undervisning og Praksis - DTU
    Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …


    ConferenceNordisk Tekniklærermøde 2009 : Forskning, Undervisning og Praksis
    Period01/01/2009 → …


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