Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 291–303 | Cite as

Optimal design of pitched laminated wood beams

  • M. Avriel
  • J. D. Barrett
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The optimal design of a pitched laminated wood beam is considered. An engineering formulation is given in which the volume of the beam is minimized. The problem is then reformulated and solved as a generalized geometric (signomial) program. Sample designs are presented.

Key Words

Geometric programming signomial programming structural design optimal engineering design 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Avriel
    • 1
  • J. D. Barrett
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Industrial and Management EngineeringTechnion, Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Western Forest Products LaboratoryVancouverCanada

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