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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 55
ADVANCES IN COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper XVI.12

Optimal Design of Pantograph Foldable Structures

A. Kaveh, A. Jafarvand and M.A. Barkhordari

Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran, Iran

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
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.

Abstract
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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