Stress-constrained truss topology optimization problems that can be solved by linear programming

Mathias Stolpe, Krister Svanberg

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Abstract

    We consider the problem of simultaneously selecting the material and determining the area of each bar in a truss structure in such a way that the cost of the structure is minimized subject to stress constraints under a single load condition. We show that such problems can be solved by linear programming to give the global optimum, and that two different materials are always sufficient in an optimal structure.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
    Volume27
    Pages (from-to)126-129
    ISSN1615-147X
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Stress-constrained truss topology optimization problems that can be solved by linear programming'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this