Polymer Mechanics

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 699–703 | Cite as

Optimization of compressed cylindrical shells with elastic properties that vary along the length

  • I. S. Adamovich
  • R. B. Rikards


An axially compressed orthotropic cylindrical shell, with modulus of elasticity that varies discretely or continuously along the length, is considered. The axisymmetric case is investigated. The optimal (in terms of weight) modulus of elasticity distribution is found, in the case of nonlinear mathematical programming, and then used to solve the optimal control problem.


Control Problem Elastic Property Optimal Control Problem Mathematical Programming Cylindrical Shell 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

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  • I. S. Adamovich
  • R. B. Rikards

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