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|Title:||MINIMUM WEIGHT DESIGN OF CYLINDRICAL WATER TANKS.|
|Authors:||Thevendran, V. |
Thambiratnam, David P.
|Source:||Thevendran, V.,Thambiratnam, David P. (1986-09). MINIMUM WEIGHT DESIGN OF CYLINDRICAL WATER TANKS.. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 23 (9) : 1679-1691. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||The paper deals with the minimum weight design of cylindrical water tanks. The design is to conform to BS5337. The design procedure used is a combination of the finite element analysis of structures and a numerical method of optimization. In the design, the internal radius and the height of the tank are fixed and the variation of wall thickness is treated as the unknown of the design. Only piecewise linear variations of thickness are considered. Results of some examples are presented and discussed.|
|Source Title:||International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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