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ADVANCES IN COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Optimal Design of Pantograph Foldable Structures
A. Kaveh, A. Jafarvand and M.A. Barkhordari
Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran, Iran
A. Kaveh, A. Jafarvand, M.A. Barkhordari, "Optimal Design of Pantograph Foldable Structures", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Advances in Computational Structural Mechanics", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 459-464, 1998. doi:10.4203/ccp.55.16.12
Keywords: foldable structures, pantograph, optimal design, recursive quadratic programming, space structures.
111 this paper, scissor-link foldable structures known as pantograph structures are studied. Recursive Quadratic Programming Method is used for optimal design of double layer grids, barrel vaults and antenna type space structures. Examples are provided to show the performance of the approach being employed.
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