H. Yamakawa

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    In this chapter the dynamic response of structures subjected to certain prescribed loadings and ground motions is treated and two general methods of optimum design are presented. These methods can be applied to any type of problem after discretizing the object structural systems by, for example, the finite element method. Emphasis is placed on the derivation of the gradients of response quantities (displacement, velocity, stress, and strain) with respect to the design variables. The validity and the effectiveness of the proposed methods are also examined by several numerical examples.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
    EditorsErdal Atrek, R.H. Gallagher, K.M. Ragsdell, O.C. Zienkiewicz
    Place of PublicationChichester, Engl
    PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons (Wiley Series in Numerical Methods in Engineering)
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)0471902918
    Publication statusPublished - 1984

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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