Direct variational method for sizing design sensitivity analysis of beam and frame structures

J. L. Chen, J. S. Ho

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper presents the sizing design sensitivity analysis of beam and frame structures using the direct variational method. This approach only requires the solution of the original problem with new imposed loading and can easily be implemented in a commercial finite element program. The derivation of the imposed pseudo-load for design sensitivity analysis of different cross-sectional design variables is presented. The capability of this method is demonstrated with some numerical examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-509
Number of pages7
JournalComputers and Structures
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Feb 17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Direct variational method for sizing design sensitivity analysis of beam and frame structures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this