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Title: Optimal design of tapered beams for maximum buckling strength
Authors: Wang, C.M. 
Thevendran, V. 
Teo, K.L.
Kitipornchai, S.
Keywords: buckling strength
optimal parameter selection
tapered beams
Timoshenko energy approach
Issue Date: Oct-1986
Citation: Wang, C.M.,Thevendran, V.,Teo, K.L.,Kitipornchai, S. (1986-10). Optimal design of tapered beams for maximum buckling strength. Engineering Structures 8 (4) : 276-284. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper is concerned with the determination of the optimal linear taper of a narrow rectangular beam that will maximize the critical buckling load subject to a volume constraint. The beam considered is either cantilevered or simply supported and is under a uniformly distributed load or a point load. The solution to the problem is obtained by two independent approaches. Whilst one of the approaches is based on the Timoshenko energy technique, the other is based on a Lagrange multiplier and the gradient expression of problem. © 1986.
Source Title: Engineering Structures
ISSN: 01410296
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