Computational design of lightweight structures : form finding and optimization / Benoît Deschamps.Material type: BookSeries: Focus nanoscience and nanotechnology series: Publisher: London : Hoboken : ISTE ; Wiley, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 136 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118908860; 1118908864; 9781118908969; 1118908961.Subject(s): Lightweight construction | Structural design -- Mathematics | Space frame structures | Building materials | Space frame structures -- Materials | ARCHITECTURE ARCHITECTURE -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Computational design of lightweight structuresDDC classification: 724.6 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Truss Layout Optimization / Benoît Descamps -- Unified Formulation / Benoît Descamps -- Stability Considerations / Benoît Descamps -- Structural Design Applications / Benoît Descamps -- Conclusions and Future Prospects.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"This book presents a computational method for the preliminary shape design of lightweight structures. The strategy relies on fundamental concepts of structural design to formulate an optimization problem combining the theories of mathematical programming and structural mechanics. The method considers many design settings including stress and displacement constraints, self-weight, multiple loading conditions and structural stability considerations. In addition, the conceptual framework is well suited to accommodate project-specific constraints."--Preface.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (Wiley, viewed May 5, 2014).